Florida Chamber of Commerce Endorses Candidate Adam Putnam For Florida’s Next Governor
By Sunshine State News // May 3, 2018
Florida Chamber of Commerce endorses Putnam at Orlando event
ORLANDO, FLORIDA (SUNSHINE STATE NEWS) – At an event in Orlando on Thursday, the Florida Chamber of Commerce endorsed state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam to be Florida’s next governor.
Pointing to the economic growth during Gov. Rick Scott’s term in office, the Florida Chamber insisted that Putnam could keep that momentum going. The Florida Chamber is backing Scott over U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., in a high profile Senate race.
For his part, Putnam welcomed the Florida Chamber’s support as he takes on U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., and GOP activist Bob White in the Republican primary.
“I am proud to have the support of the Florida Chamber of Commerce,” Putnam said. “The Florida Chamber has a long and proven history of supporting businesses across the state, and I look forward to working alongside the Florida Chamber to ensure Florida continues to build on its legacy as the most business-friendly state in the nation.
“As governor, I will restore vocational, career and technical education in middle schools and high schools so that every Floridian has the skills they need to pursue good paying careers and find their piece of the American Dream right here in Florida,” Putnam added. “Together, we will continue to strengthen our workforce and provide opportunities for our young people to ensure Florida remains as the best place to do businesses.”
Former Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford, now the political chair of the Florida Chamber, praised Putnam on Thursday.
“Adam Putnam is a leader who believes and creates opportunities for all Floridians,” Weatherford said “Today we stand united with Adam Putnam and pledge our support of Florida’s next governor.”
“Adam Putnam is the leader Florida needs to keep Florida’s momentum going. Adam Putnam knows Florida best, and I know without a doubt he believes in free enterprise and economic opportunity for every single Floridian,” said Mark Wilson, the president and CEO of the Florida Chamber.
“Adam Putnam believes in Florida and the Florida Chamber believes in Adam Putnam.”
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