Representative Matt Caldwell announced a successful fundraising year, having raised a total of $1.56 million in his bid for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture in 2017. In December, Caldwell’s campaign and Political Committee raised a combined $101,701 and has over $1.07 million cash-on-hand.
Caldwell’s campaign for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture raised $42,201 in December, while Friends of Matt Caldwell, a Political Committee supporting his bid, brought in $59,500. After tallying another strong month of fundraising, the campaign and Political Committee raised more than $1.56 million in 2017.
Representative Caldwell said, “We are working hard and our support continues to grow each and every day. We have traveled nearly 41,000 miles across this State since May 1st and, in every small town or big city we visit across the Sunshine State, supporters know how important it is to have a principled conservative serving as Commissioner of Agriculture and on the Florida cabinet.”
The Commissioner of Agriculture serves as a member of the Florida Cabinet and is critical 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.
The campaign recently announced the endorsements of Republican House members from the Panhandle, Northeast Florida, Central Florida, Southwest Florida, and South Florida delegations. This is in addition to endorsements from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, former candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture Paul Paulson, and a number of county constitutional officers.
The campaign continues to travel across the Sunshine State as a part of Caldwell’s statewide #2LaneTravels Work Days Tour that highlights and showcases industries overseen as Commissioner of Agriculture.