Issues

As Commissioner of Agriculture & Consumer Services, I will be your advocate, fighting to protect our farmers, restore the health of our waterways, protect families from fraud, and defend our freedoms.

And as a member of the Florida Cabinet, I will always be an advocate for responsible government backed by conservative principles.

I will work every day to leave behind a Florida filled with endless opportunities for our children and grandchildren.

Jobs and Economy

Agriculture is the backbone of Florida’s economy. Agriculture employs over 1.5 million Floridians and generates billions in economic impact for our state. A strong agriculture industry means a strong Florida economy. As Commissioner, Matt will work every day to keep this critical industry growing.

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Water & Environment

Water is our most important resource. Access to a clean and abundant supply of water and protecting our critical waterways are essential for Florida’s future. 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. As Commissioner of Agriculture, Matt will be the state’s top water advocate.

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Agriculture

Agriculture in Florida is led by some of the most hardworking people in the nation. Farming is no easy task; floods, diseases, and freezes are just some of the challenges farmers face. Yet, our farmers face these challenges day in and day out. This attitude of innovation and hard work has allowed Florida to be a world leader in agriculture, and my job is to support these resilient people who make Florida the great state it is today.

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Consumer Services

The Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services regulates a variety of businesses that impact our daily lives, such as telemarketing, gas pumps, charities, gyms, auto repair shops, and amusement parks. As Commissioner, Matt will be our consumer advocate in chief.

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