Contact: Trey McCarley FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Phone: (850) 933-5289 February 2, 2009
Congressman Adam Putnam files to run for Commissioner of Agriculture Post
BARTOW, FL – Florida Congressman Adam Putnam (District 12) filed the appropriate paperwork with the Secretary of State of Florida today to seek the office of Commissioner of Agriculture in the 2010 election.
"Growing up in a farming family with deep roots in the
agriculture community I have first-hand experience that can't be taught or
bought. That perspective, combined with my knowledge of business and
government uniquely qualifies me to best serve our ever changing industry and
state,” said Putnam. “I look forward to traveling our great state
over the next 21 months meeting with the citizens of Florida and earning their
vote. I will have a formal announcement in the coming weeks.”
Visit http://www.AdamPutnam.com to learn more about Putnam’s campaign and look for additional details about a formal announcement in the coming weeks.
Adam Putnam is a fifth generation Floridian born and raised in Bartow and has represented the Twelfth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives since January 2001. The twelfth district includes most of Polk County and portions of Hillsborough and Osceola Counties; he was first elected in 2000 and reelected subsequently in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008.
Putnam served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1996 to 2000, where he chaired the Committee on Agriculture from 1998 to 2000. He is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in food and resource economics. Adam resides in his hometown of Bartow, FL with his wife Melissa and their four children.
Political advertisement paid for and approved by Adam Putnam, Republican, for Commissioner of Agriculture.