Florida Chamber of Commerce Endorses Matt Caldwell as Florida’s Next Commissioner of Agriculture
By: Edie Ousley
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (October 18, 2018) — The Florida Chamber of Commerce today endorsed Matt Caldwell for Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner.
“Matt Caldwell is a seventh generation Floridian with roots firmly planted in Florida’s agriculture community. His public service and dedication to ensuring Florida’s job creators and our economy remain strong are priorities that are good for Florida families,” said Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce. “We are proud to endorse Matt Caldwell.”
Matt Caldwell is dedicated to helping Florida’s small businesses grow, keeping Florida’s families safe and supporting one of Florida’s most important foundational industries; agriculture.
“The Florida Chamber endorsement is an honor to receive. Florida’s businesses and consumers alike need a tireless advocate with a proven track record and principled leadership to be the next Commissioner,” Rep. Caldwell said. “There’s a right way and a wrong way to do the Commissioner’s job, and I will fight for more jobs, low taxes, policy know-how, and the future of all 21 million Floridians—no shortcuts.”
An eight-year veteran of the Florida Legislature, Rep. Caldwell has led, funded, sponsored, and authored policy on issues as diverse as water, natural resources, environmental restoration, growing jobs, cutting taxes, assisting veterans, criminal justice reform, and promoting Florida agriculture.
Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner is one of four cabinet members who regularly votes on issues impacting all Floridians. Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner is vital to the foundation of Florida’s economy. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services helps the agricultural industry with its daily challenges, promotes Florida’s agricultural commodities, manages state forests, safeguards consumers, implements the school lunch program, and oversees the concealed-weapon license system, among many other responsibilities.
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Established in 1916 as Florida’s first statewide business advocacy organization, the Florida Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business and the state’s largest federation of employers, chambers of commerce and associations aggressively representing small and large businesses from every industry and every region. The Florida Chamber works within all branches of government to affect those changes set forth in the annual Florida Business Agenda, and which are seen as critical to secure Florida’s future. The Florida Chamber works closely with its Florida Political Operations and the Florida Chamber Foundation. Visit www.FloridaChamber.com for more information.