U.S. Rep. John Rutherford endorsed Senate President Wilton Simpson’s bid for Agriculture Commissioner.
The Jacksonville Republican and former Jacksonville Sheriff praised his understanding of agriculture points and assist for legislation enforcement.
“While Joe Biden continues to fail the American people, Floridians need an Agriculture Commissioner who rejects his policies, and fully understands how our food supply chain works to provide safe and abundant food to our communities,” Rutherford mentioned. “Farmers like Wilton Simpson are working overtime to fill the gaps created by this crisis, because that is what they do.”
Simpson, a Trilby Republican, runs a significant egg farm amongst different companies.
He additionally has labored intently with legislation enforcement on plenty of items of laws, one thing that already earned him the endorsement of most of Florida’s sitting Sheriffs.
The Congressman famous the sturdy relationship with police in his endorsement.
“When Florida’s law enforcement community was under attack, Wilton Simpson put a stop to defunding the police because he understands the role they play in protecting our families, our businesses and our communities,” Rutherford mentioned. “I am proud to stand with President Donald Trump, Governor Ron DeSantis and 58 Florida Sheriffs to endorse Wilton Simpson for Commissioner of Agriculture, because I know he is the conservative leader Florida needs at this critical time.”
The chief of the Florida Senate, Simpson has filed as a Republican for Agriculture Commissioner, the one statewide workplace not held by a Republican now. He’s the highest fundraiser working and certain front-runner, with incumbent Nikki Fried working for Governor.
Simpson welcomed the assist.
“John Rutherford understands the challenges we are facing here at home because of Joe Biden’s economic ignorance,” Simpson mentioned. “John is fighting for our shared conservative values, working against the socialist agenda in Washington, and I am honored to have his support.”
Other Republicans working embody Chuck Nadd, James Shaw and Bob White, although Nadd introduced he was suspending his marketing campaign.