© 2022 All Rights reserved WUSF
News, Jazz, NPR
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Putnam, Atwater Re-Elected

Republican incumbent Jeff Atwater elected to another term as Florida's chief financial officer and republican Adam Putnam has been elected to serve another term as Florida's agriculture commissioner.

The 40-year-old incumbent Putnam was easily re-elected Tuesday over Democratic challenger Thaddeus "Thad" Hamilton. With about half the expected vote counted, Putnam had a 59-41 percent lead.

Putnam's victory came after a campaign that saw a lop-sided fundraising advantage: Putnam raised $3.7 million to Hamilton's $38,000.

Florida's agriculture commissioner is a member of the state Cabinet along with the attorney general, governor and chief financial officer.

The office oversees food safety and helps the state's farmers market their crops.

WUSF 89.7 depends on donors for the funding it takes to provide you the most trusted source of news and information here in town, across our state, and around the world. Support WUSF now by giving monthly, or make a one-time donation online.