June 11, 2018 | originally posted on Orlando Political Observer by Orlando Political Staff
Representative Matt Caldwell announced additional endorsements from key leaders across Florida, in the tenth wave of endorsements announced by the campaign. This follows the announcement of the campaign’s statewide, finance committee and on the heels of the news that Caldwell’s campaign and Political Committee have raised nearly $2 million to date – leading in actual funds raised from supporters across the state.
Representative Caldwell said, “I’m proud that these individuals have placed their trust in me to lead Florida’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. We are the only campaign running a truly statewide race and we will continue that same work ethic and statewide focus when elected.”
The tenth wave of endorsements includes:
- Sen. Jeff Brandes (R – St. Petersburg)
- Rep. MaryLynn Magar (R – Tequesta)
- Rep. Randy Fine (R – Brevard County)
- Sheriff Wayne Ivey (Brevard County)
- Property Appraiser Bill Furst (Sarasota County)
- Commissioner John Tobia (Brevard County)
- Commissioner Kristine Isnardi (Brevard County)
- Councilmember Paul Alfrey (City of Melbourne)
- Councilmember Brian Anderson (City of Palm Bay)
- Councilmember Tres Holton (City of Palm Bay)
Sen. Brandes said, “I have had the opportunity to know Matt for years. He is a principled conservative that is committed to limited government. The choice is clear. I’m voting for Matt Caldwell. I am excited to endorse Matt Caldwell in his bid for the Commissioner of Agriculture.”
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said, “I always stand up for our Second Amendment rights and I am excited to support the only candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture that does the same, Matt Caldwell. Matt has the energy, integrity, and guts to lead as our next Commissioner of Agriculture. Most importantly, he is the only candidate to have an A rating from the NRA every year he has served in office and he has always stood strong for the 2nd Amendment rights of Floridians. I am asking all Floridians to get behind Matt Caldwell and help him become our next Commissioner of Agriculture.”
Brevard County Commissioner John Tobia said, “Matt is the most qualified candidate in the race and I am proud to support him. No one has been more effective in shaping policy and ensuring prosperity for the agriculture community in the Sunshine State.”
Since launching his bid for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture in May 2017, Representative Caldwell has traveled almost 65,000 miles across the Sunshine State talking to voters, sharing his conservative message and building support for his grassroots campaign. Caldwell continues to outwork his opponents and unite Floridians across the state. The campaign has gone 5 for 5, winning every straw poll across Florida.
The campaign previously announced the endorsements of Republican House members from the Panhandle, Northeast Florida, Central Florida, Southwest Florida, and South Florida delegations. This is in addition to endorsements from of the Florida Police Benevolent Association (PBA), Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida, U.S. Congressmen Matt Gaetz & Francis Rooney, former candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture Paul Paulson, and a number of county, city, and local officeholders.
Additionally, the campaign launched the #2LaneTravels webpage to highlight the campaign travels across the Sunshine State in his bid for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture.