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Sen. Denise Grimsley Will Run For Ag Commisioner In 2018

Sen. Denise Grimsley (R-Sebring)
Florida Senate

Republican Senator Denise Grimsley is getting out ahead of the pack—announcing her candidacy for Agriculture Commissioner in 2018.

Sen. Denise Grimsley (R-Sebring) will run to replace Florida’s outgoing Ag Commissioner Adam Putnam.  In an announcement Wednesday the registered nurse and citrus grower highlighted the need for growing jobs within the industry and developing better statewide water policy. 

A handful of other Republicans are considering a bid of their own including Rep. Halsey Beshears (R-Monticello).  What’s next for Putnam?  He’s widely viewed as a GOP candidate for governor in 2018.

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.