Letters to the Editor

Putnam understands Florida — and its future

I’ve voted for President Trump twice, once in the primary and then again in the general election. I think he is doing a great job; our economy is strong, and I support his trade stance and immigration policies. I plan to vote for him again in 2020.

I’m also going to vote for Adam Putnam as the next governor of Florida. I’m simply voting for the candidate with Florida’s best interest at heart.

Putnam has laid out his vision. It’s an aggressive agenda that includes education, economic growth, tax reduction, public safety and protecting our environment. He recognizes having clean and abundant water is essential to our state. To map a logical water future, the next governor will have to work with federal and state agencies, citizens, industry, farmers and environmentalists. It will be no easy task.

But Putnam has built this type of consensus his entire career.

As Commissioner of Agriculture, he has promoted Florida and protected untold consumers from scams. He has positioned Florida farming as a $120 billion global industry. Commissioner Putnam also faced many tough decisions as one of four state cabinet members. 

Putnam wants to give every student access to quality education and training to succeed, while cutting taxes and keeping our Second Amendment rights. He is endorsed by two-thirds of Florida sheriffs.

Putnam is Florida to the core. Do not underestimate the importance of this character trait. He comes from a multigenerational Polk County family. He has personally visited every part of the state. I once heard he could name all 67 counties. He cares about the environment, tourism, jobs and the families that make Florida. A vote for Putnam is not a vote against President Trump, but to keep Florida great.

Marty McKenna,