In a statement, State Senator Denise Grimsley announced that Senate President-designate Bill Galvano and Senate Majority Leader Wilton Simpson have endorsed her in her bid to become Florida’s next Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Galvano said that Grimsley is “is uniquely qualified to be the state’s next Agriculture Commissioner, not only because of her extensive background in citrus growing and cattle ranching, but because she brings a unique experience of running a business and an administration – all while navigating government red tape. I have no doubt that Denise Grimsley will bring her no-nonsense work ethic and her commitment to the State of Florida as a whole to work every day. I look forward to giving her campaign my full support.”
Simpson added that “Denise is the type of Floridian who runs for higher office not because she wants to, but because she knows the state needs her. Denise is a standout candidate in the Republican primary because of her hands-on experience and real-life know-how. I am proud to endorse Denise for Agriculture Commissioner and will vigorously help her campaign for this post.”
In response to the endorsements, Grimsley explained that she is “honored Senate President-designate Galvano and Majority Leader Simpson have endorsed my campaign to be Florida’s next Commissioner of Agriculture. During my time in the Florida Senate, I had the privilege of working alongside these leaders to better our great state, and I am grateful they’ve recognized me as the person best fit to lead the Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services on behalf of Floridians.”