Announces Unanimous Support from SWFL House Delegation
Representative Matt Caldwell today announced the unanimous support of House members from Southwest Florida, in the second wave of legislative endorsements announced by the campaign. Since launching his bid for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, Representative Caldwell continues to travel the Sunshine State talking to voters, sharing his conservative message and building support for his grassroots campaign, which has amassed one million dollars in 6 months.
Representative Caldwell said, “I am proud to have unanimous support from House members in Southwest Florida, a tight-knit and dynamic group who share conservative principles and have been effective in shaping policy and ensuring prosperity for the Sunshine State. Floridians deserve a Commissioner who is a true conservative that in can lead in Tallahassee on day one and, with hard work and God’s blessing, our campaign will be successful.”
The second wave of legislative endorsements includes:
- Rep. Byron Donalds (R – Naples)
- Rep. Dane Eagle (R – Cape Coral)
- Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen (R – Fort Myers)
- Rep. Bob Rommel (R – Naples)
- Rep. Ray Rodrigues (R – Estero)
Rep. Ray Rodrigues said, “I am proud to endorse my friend Matt Caldwell for Commissioner of Agriculture. I have been blessed to call Matt a close personal friend for over 20 years. We have worked on issues together ranging from local initiatives all the way to the US Constitution. I now have the honor to serve with him in the Florida House, where we work to advance our shared conservative principles. There is not a more qualified, or better person, to serve as Florida’s next Commissioner of Agriculture. Join me and vote for Matt Caldwell.”
Rep. Byron Donalds said, “I am excited to endorse Matt Caldwell in his campaign to be Florida’s next Commissioner of Agriculture. Matt is a true conservative that adheres to the same principles our Founders’ subscribed to over 200 years ago. He is a proven leader who is committed to protecting our God given rights. Matt is the candidate I am supporting for Commissioner of Agriculture.”
Rep. Dane Eagle said, “Matt Caldwell has been a strong conservative leader for Southwest Florida as a member of the Florida House and will bring that leadership statewide as a member of the Florida Cabinet. Matt has my full support in his bid to become Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture, and I ask that you join me in voting for Matt Caldwell.”
Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen said, “With the many jobs and industries that rely on Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture, it is essential that we elect someone with the understanding and experience to take on the challenges of that office on day one. Matt Caldwell’s proven record of leadership and success in the Florida House make him the most qualified person for this important office. I am thrilled to support Matt and I urge you to join me in voting for him.”
Re. Bob Rommel said, “The Commissioner of Agriculture oversees a critical pillar of this state and supports the hardworking farmers that produce the wholesome food served on tables across the world. Our next Commissioner must be resilient, hardworking and knowledgeable about the issues our farmers deal with on a daily basis. No one is more qualified than Matt Caldwell and I am proud to give him my endorsement.”
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 Caldwell’s statewide #2LaneTravels Work Days Tour that highlights and showcases industries overseen as Commissioner of Agriculture.
WATCH: The campaign released a video highlighting #2LaneTravels Work Day in Chiefland and Cross City