FSMS Endorses Adam Putnam for Governor

May 23rd, 2018 - For Immediate Release

Tallahassee, FL - FSMS has formally endorsed Adam Putnam in his bid to become Florida's next Governor. The Board of Directors voted unanimously last week to support Putnam as the 2018 campaign season heads into the summer months. The following is a letter from FSMS President Bob Strayer:

It is with great pride and pleasure that I announce that the Florida Surveying & Mapping Society officially endorsed Adam Putnam for Governor by unanimous vote at its Board of Directors meeting on May 18, 2018 in Tallahassee. With this vote, the Board pledged to support Commissioner Putnam in his bid for the Governor’s seat.

In my opinion, there is not a finer, more qualified candidate running for the Governor’s office. A 5th-generation Floridian and Bartow native, Putnam grew up on the family cattle ranch and citrus groves, where he learned the value of a hard day’s work. He understands the type of men and women we employ and the necessity to keep our profession strong.

As the Commissioner of Agriculture, Commissioner Putnam has been our profession’s regulator for the last eight years.  He has an in-depth knowledge of our profession and respects the value of our services to the growth and future of Florida.  Commissioner Putnam’s “Florida First” agenda will aid the surveying and mapping profession far more than the agendas of the other gubernatorial candidates. He pledges to focus on growing the technical programs throughout the state, which we desperately need now and into the future.

There has never been a greater opportunity for us to stand behind and support a better candidate for Governor, who, if elected, would mean a great deal to our profession in Florida.

Please join me and the rest of the Florida Surveying and Mapping Society in supporting and endorsing Commissioner Putnam for Governor!

Proudly and Respectfully,

Bob Strayer
FSMS President

If you would like to contribute, please make your initial contribution before June 11th to: Florida Grown PC, and mail it to Smith, Bryan & Myers, Attn: David Daniel, 311 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32301.

FSMS will be holding an event with Commissioner Putnam on Thursday, June 21st in Lakeland, FL. The event will be held at the Sun ‘n Fun Campus (4175 Medulla Road, Lakeland, FL 33811) in the Cessna Building from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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