FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18, 2018

Contact: Sarah Tyson Alfano, 850-681-3200, sarah@saltermitchellpr.com

The Florida Police Chiefs Association Endorses

Matt Caldwell for Agriculture Commissioner

(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) – The Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) has endorsed Republican Matt Caldwell to be Florida’s next Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

“Matt Caldwell listens to Florida’s law enforcement officers, and his positions closely reflect the FPCA’s priorities. As a member of the Florida House of Representatives, he demonstrated faultless commitment to law enforcement with his strong voting record and showed leadership through action in his community,” said Executive Director of the Florida Police Chiefs Association Amy Mercer. “We are proud to endorse Matt Caldwell as our next Agriculture Commissioner and look forward to working with him to enhance public safety in our state.”

The FPCA is the third largest state police chiefs association in the United States and the voice of more than 1,000 of the state’s top law enforcement executives and officials. Members of the FPCA come from and represent every region of Florida. Membership in the FPCA supports and maintains the highest standards of public safety and police protection for the millions of people who live, work, and play in the State of Florida.

“When Floridians feel safe, secure, and confident that the law will be upheld, our state prospers. Florida’s law enforcement community is made up of brave and selfless men and women who admirably uphold their commitment to protect and serve, and we are indeed prospering because of that unswerving commitment,” said Rep. Matt Caldwell. “I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Florida Police Chiefs Association, and the State of Florida is ready for the next Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to buckle down and get to work preventing consumer fraud and keeping Floridians safe.”

An eight-year veteran of the Florida Legislature, Rep. Caldwell has led, funded, sponsored, and authored policy on issues as diverse as water, natural resources, environmental restoration, growing jobs, cutting taxes, assisting veterans, criminal justice reform, and promoting Florida agriculture.

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, among many other responsibilities.

More information about Matt Caldwell and his proven track record can be found on his campaign website.

About the Florida Police Chiefs Association

The Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) is the third largest state police chiefs association in the nation and is composed of more than 1,000 of the state’s top law enforcement executives. The FPCA serves municipal police departments, airport police, college and university and tribal police, private businesses and security firms, as well as federal, state and county law enforcement agencies. The FPCA has members representing every region of the state. Membership in the FPCA supports and maintains the highest standards of public safety and police protection for the millions of people who live, work and play in the State of Florida. For more information, please visit www.fpca.com.