|Address||550 East Davidson Street |
Bartow, Florida 33830, United States
|| July 31, 1974
Nov 03, 2017 06:31pm
Married - Episcopalian -
|Info||Adam H. Putnam |
As Florida's eleventh Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam H. Putnam is committed to serving the people of Florida by fostering new employment opportunities, stewarding the state's resources and protecting consumers from those who would prey on them.
Commissioner Putnam serves as the leader of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, an agency of 13 divisions, 5 offices and approximately 3,800 employees that works to support the agriculture industry and safeguard consumers. Commissioner Putnam also serves as a member of Florida’s Cabinet, alongside Governor Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater.
Commissioner Putnam was elected on November 2, 2010, and sworn in on January 4, 2011.
Prior to his role as Commissioner, Putnam served five terms as Congressman for Florida’s 12th district in the U.S. House of Representatives. While in Congress, Putnam was elected by his colleagues to be Chairman of the House Republican Conference, the highest elected leadership position any Floridian of either party has held in Washington. Putnam also served as a member of the House Committees on Government Reform, Rules, Agriculture and Financial Services. Throughout his Congressional career, Putnam was recognized as a leader on a variety of issues, most notably agriculture, food safety, childhood nutrition, energy and government efficiency.
Before serving in Congress, Putnam was elected to the Florida House of Representatives. There, he quickly became Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, leading on the many issues facing Florida's dynamic agriculture industry, including property rights, water and the Everglades.
A fifth generation cattle rancher and citrus grower, Putnam continues to farm with his family in Polk County. He is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Resource Economics. Putnam and his wife, Melissa, have four children.