The Race To Be Florida's Agriculture Cheerleader and Consumer Protector

Aug 14, 2018

Florida's Agriculture Commissioner isn't just the chief champion of oranges, avocadoes and other products sprouting from soil in the Sunshine State. The post also is responsible for gun licenses, consumer complaints and has a role to play in the restoration of felon rights -assuming Amendment 4 fails to get at least 60 percent support in November.

It is a statewide elected position with several candidates vying for their party's nomination in the primary election of Aug. 28. 

WLRN, along with the editorial page editors of The Miami Herald, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and The Palm Beach Post spoke with most of the candidates running for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. 

Republicans Denise Grimsley and Matt Caldwell. Republican candidates Baxter Troutman and Mike McCalister were invited, but could not accommodate the scheduled interview time.

You can listen to the edited interviews with GOP candidates Denise Grimsley and Matt Caldwell here:

You can listen to the edited interviews with Democrats Nikki Fried, Jeffery Porter and Roy Walk Walker:

Primary Election Day is August 28. You can check when your county is offering earlier voting below:

Miami-Dade

Broward

Palm Beach

Monroe