Adam Putnam

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Thursday on First Coast Connect in the wake of Wednesday night’s debate with the five major Democratic candidates for Governor we heard an update on how both the Democratic and Republican races are faring with FSCJ political science professor Daniel Cronrath (01:15).

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A firm hired by a state agency to conduct a prescribed burn sparked a weekend wildfire that burned 820 acres and 36 homes in Northwest Florida, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said Wednesday.

Policy Matters: Adam Putnam

Apr 26, 2018

Hosted by Rick Mullaney, director of Jacksonville University's Public Policy Institute, this quarterly program examines issues ranging from taxes to downtown redevelopment.

This week, Rick was joined by Florida Agricultural Commissioner and Republican candidate for Florida Governor Adam Putnam.

Policy Matters is not a production of WJCT News.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

Republican Gubernatorial candidate and current Florida Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam said back wages that his family was ordered to pay to workers on his family citrus farm were the result of “clerical errors.”

Putnam Leads Money Chase In March For Governor's Race

Apr 12, 2018
Via News Service of Florida

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam continues to dominate the fundraising field in the 2018 race for governor, reporting his campaign’s best monthly total of $2.28 million in March.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Florida Republican Gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam spoke to Clay County constituents at Fleming Island’s Whitey’s Fish Camp early Tuesday morning.

Latvala Jumps Into Florida Governor Race; Putnam Keeps Fundraising Edge

Aug 11, 2017
Adam Putnam, Republican, for Governor

With the field of candidates expanding, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam leads the fundraising contest in the 2018 race for governor, with more than $12.3 million in unspent cash to back his campaign.

Our Friday Media Roundtable on “First Coast Connect” included A.G. Gancarski from Florida Politics, blogger Fred Matthews, David Cawton from the Financial News and Daily Record and WJCT reporter Ryan Benk (01:48). We learned about breast cancer survival with advocate Nancy Cappello (33:35). Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville Diane Boyle (41:58) about the “Eagles for Impact” fundraiser at THE PLAYERS Championship. Sunday is Mother’s Day, Terri Mashour (45:36), who runs the website Fun 4 First Coast Kids had some ideas where you take mom on her day. 


State of Florida

Florida Cabinet members agreed Tuesday to spend $7.8 million to conserve two large tracts of ranch land over objections from Gov. Rick Scott, who said he wanted a better deal on one of the parcels.

The debate stemmed, at least in part, from appraisals on the Central and Southwest Florida properties, which will continue to be used for ranching after state acquisition. Scott and Cabinet members received two appraised values for each.

Florida Forest Service

The Florida Forest Service is sending 40 more wildland firefighters west this weekend to help battle blazes in Oregon, California, and Idaho.

The latest group follows an initial deployment of 28 firefighters and personnel announced on Monday.

“We are proud to offer the expertise of the Florida Forest Service to help states that are battling severe wildfires,” said Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam in a statement.