10 Sheriffs Endorse Denise!
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
10 Florida Sheriffs Endorse Denise Grimsley’s Campaign for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture
Zolfo Springs, Fla. – Republican Candidate for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services State Senator Denise Grimsley today announced that 10 Florida sheriffs have endorsed her campaign.
“I am truly grateful for the support of 10 Florida sheriffs who have endorsed my campaign,” said Senator Grimsley. “Our local law enforcement officers put their lives on the line on a daily basis to ensure our communities are safe, and I am honored that so many of Florida’s sheriffs have chosen to lend me their support.”
“Now, more than ever, we must recognize the critical role these law enforcement officers play in protecting Florida’s families, and we must do all we can to ensure they have the resources they need at their disposal,” continued Senator Grimsley. “As Commissioner of Agriculture, the law enforcement community can rest assured that I will empower them to do their life-saving jobs effectively.”
“Together, with a number of my fellow sheriffs from around the state, I am proud to endorse Denise Grimsley for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture,” said Martin County Sheriff William Snyder. “With her core values, expertise and background, I am confident that she is the best and only choice to be Florida’s next Commissioner of Agriculture.”
Florida sheriffs that have endorsed Senator Grimsley include the following:
- Baker County Sheriff Scotty Rhoden
- Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith
- Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell
- Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter
- Hardee County Sheriff Arnold Lanier
- Martin County Sheriff William Snyder
- Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper
- Putnam County Sheriff Gator DeLoach
- Taylor County Sheriff Wayne Padgett
- Wakulla County Sheriff Jared Miller
As a conservative Republican from Florida’s Heartland, State Senator Denise Grimsley is running for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Her Senate district includes all of DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee and Glades Counties, as well as parts of Polk, Charlotte and Lee Counties. Grimsley was elected to the Florida Senate in 2012 after serving eight years in the Florida House. During the 2018 Legislative Session, she served as the chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee. Before entering politics, Grimsley served as vice president and COO of her family business, Grimsley Oil Company, and is a fifth-generation Floridian involved in the citrus and ranching industries. She is also a registered nurse and hospital administrator, as well as a businesswoman. She has one daughter and two grandchildren.