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Wilton Simpson, Florida’s Thirteenth Commissioner of Agriculture, is a fifth-period Floridian, proud to be born and raised Inside the Sunshine State. A lifelong Florida farmer and entrepreneur, Commissioner Simpson has deep private and expert roots grounded in agriculture, collectively with An monumental-scale egg-laying opperiodtion that currents eggs for Florida’s households by way of supermarkets throughout the state.

From 2012 to 2022, Commissioner Simpson served as a member of the Florida Senate and was elected Senate President for the 2020-2022 time period. Serving as Senate President by way of a world-broad pandemic acquired here with many distinctive challenges, however Commissioner Simpson fought To maintain Florida open and free and To Make constructive that Florida was a beacon of hope, alternative and freedom for durations To return.

The Commissioner of Agriculture oversees the Florida Division of Agriculture and Shopper Providers. Together with his background in agriculture, Commissioner Simpson clearly understands the challenges confronted by Florida’s farmers. His legislative service and historic previous of group involvement additionally positions him to information the department’s completely different equally important features, Similar to defending the environment, making sure The current, affordability and safety of our meals current, and defending Florida consumers.

Commissioner Simpson lives in Trilby with his spouse Kathy. Their son Wilton Jr. and his spouse Caroline are virtually neighbors, as are Commissioner Simpson’s daughter Lauran, her husband Kenten, and their daughters. Amongst his many accomplishments, Commissioner Simpson’s most esteemed title is “Papa” to his two lovely granddaughters, Addy and Emy.