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Caldwell, Fried Square Off to Replace Putnam

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

A state lawmaker from North Fort Myers who is a real-estate appraiser and an attorney from Fort Lauderdale who lobbies for the medical-marijuana industry are competing in next month’s election to replace term-limited Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. Unlike candidates in races for other Cabinet seats, Republican state Rep. Matt Caldwell and Democrat Nikki Fried haven’t completely avoided each other …

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Agriculture Candidates Set to Debate

Dan Florida

The two candidates vying to become Florida next agriculture commissioner — state Rep. Matt Caldwell, a Republican from North Fort Myers, and Fort Lauderdale Democrat Nikki Fried — have agreed to an early Sunday morning debate next month. Caldwell and Fried are seeking to replace term-limited Adam Putnam in the Cabinet position that oversees the Department of Agriculture and Consumer …

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Fried Promoting a New Face for Florida Ag Commissioner

Dan Florida

When the August primaries were over, it left Democratic candidate Nikki Fried and Republican candidate Matt Caldwell left to battle it out for Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture. During a phone interview with Southeast AgNet, Broward County resident Fried said it’s time for a new face. Fried Promoting a New Face for Florida Ag Commissioner

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Caldwell, Fried Ready to Battle for Agriculture Commissioner

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

State Rep. Matt Caldwell topped a four-way Republican primary for agriculture commissioner Tuesday, while lawyer and medical-marijuana lobbyist Nikki Fried had an easier time emerging from a field of three Democrats to become her party’s nominee for the Cabinet post. The two will now go head-to-head in November to replace term-limited Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, who lost a bid for …

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Fried Tries to Parlay Pot into Cabinet position

Dan Industry News Release, Legislative, Specialty Crops

Nikki Fried has spent the past three years trying to tear down barriers to getting medical marijuana to Florida patients, facing roadblocks from state health officials and lawmakers in the process. Now, a frustrated Fried is turning her advocacy into a broader platform — she’s running for agriculture commissioner. It’s been no secret for some time among the state’s medical-marijuana …