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Florida Agriculture Commissioner

During an appearance Friday with the Tampa Tiger Bay Club, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said she takes “very seriously” her role as the “voice” of the Democratic Party.
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As the only Democrat currently holding a statewide office, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried said she assumes a particular responsibility to make sure her party’s concerns are represented in Tallahassee.

So much so that she considers herself “the head of the party” in Florida.

Former Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam H. Putnam has been named CEO of the conservation group Ducks Unlimited.

A day before her inauguration incoming Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried stopped by Second Harvest of Big Bend in Tallahassee to help fill bags and boxes with food for families. She took a break from community service Monday to address the media.