Issues

A leader is only as great as their principles and it is my principles that will guide my leadership as Commissioner of Agriculture & Consumer Services and on the Florida Cabinet.

I was instilled with values and character from a young age, and I pledge to serve you with those same. I have consistently fought to make government obedient to the people and to the Constitution. It’s a long fight—one that requires the right character, judgement, and values—but it’s worth it.

Running for office is one thing. Leading by challenging the status quo is a different story. I’ve learned that firsthand. During my time serving in the Florida House, we made serious progress on the issues which kept Florida safe, productive, and affordable for our families.

Jobs, Taxes, & Bureaucracy

I have never voted for a tax increase during my time in office. In fact, we have successfully cut billions in taxes and reduced thousands of burdensome regulations during my time serving in the Legislature. The economy is a top priority for all of us. We all know that jobs are created by innovators and risk takers—not the government. I’m committed to removing the burdens that hold us back, so that the free market can create the jobs we need.

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Water & Environment

Water is our most important resource. It ensures the success of our state and it keeps us alive. As we grow from 20 million to 30 million residents, it is more important than ever before to balance the demands of growing cities with the needs of our farmers and our environment. The Commissioner of Agriculture must be a responsible steward of our valuable natural resources. I promise to protect, preserve, and sustain our natural resources—without them, there is no Florida.

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Agriculture

A crucial responsibility of the Commissioner of Agriculture is to oversee this critical foundation of Florida’s economy. Agriculture is the backbone of nearly every county in this state — Florida farmers, and the industries that support them, put food on the table for 20 million Floridians, as well as millions of people across America and the world.

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Foreign Relations

As the Cabinet officer charged with overseeing tourism and agriculture, the #1 and #2 pieces of Florida’s economy, it is critical that the Commissioner understands our place in the world. Throughout my time in the House, and particularly as chair over state and federal affairs, I championed taking clear positions against corrupt despots and in support of our strongest allies.

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Veterans

As your Agricultural Commissioner, I promise to ensure the Department will serve and protect our veterans. I will protect your right to own and purchase a firearm, I will ensure you get the services you deserve, and I will fight for your freedoms.

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Human & Constitutional Rights

Every single person has certain inalienable rights that come from God. This is a principle to which our Founders subscribed, and it is just as true today as it was in 1776. Whether expressed as the right to life or the right to self-defense, the right to speak freely or the right to worship as one pleases, these principles are as true today as they were over 200 years ago.

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