Difference between revisions of "Adam Putnam"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
(issues)
m (Text replace - "election to [[" to "election as [[")
(27 intermediate revisions by 8 users not shown)
Line 2: Line 2:
 
|Project = SEO
 
|Project = SEO
 
|Name = Adam Putnam
 
|Name = Adam Putnam
|Profile picture =
+
|Profile picture =Adam Putnam.jpg
 
|Position = Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services
 
|Position = Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
Line 9: Line 9:
 
|Assumed office = 2011
 
|Assumed office = 2011
 
|Political party = Republican
 
|Political party = Republican
 +
|Predecessor = Charles Bronson (R)
 
|Leadership =
 
|Leadership =
 
|Years leadership =
 
|Years leadership =
Line 19: Line 20:
 
|Leadership 5 =
 
|Leadership 5 =
 
|Years leadership 5 =
 
|Years leadership 5 =
|Base salary =
+
|Base salary =$128,972
 
|Per diem =
 
|Per diem =
 
|Pension =
 
|Pension =
 
|Last election =
 
|Last election =
 +
|Campaign $ = 4,368,904
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|First elected = November 2, 2010
 
|First elected = November 2, 2010
|Term limits =
+
|Term limits =Two consecutive terms
|Next election = November 4, 2014
+
|Next election = [[Florida down ballot state executive elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
|Prior office = U.S. House of Representatives (FL-12)
+
|Prior office = [[U.S. House of Representatives]] (FL-12)
 
|Prior office years = 2001 - 2010
 
|Prior office years = 2001 - 2010
|Prior office 2 = Florida House of Representatives
+
|Prior office 2 = [[Florida House of Representatives]]
 
|Prior office 2 years = 1996 - 2001
 
|Prior office 2 years = 1996 - 2001
 
|Prior office 3 =
 
|Prior office 3 =
Line 36: Line 38:
 
|High school =
 
|High school =
 
|Associate's =
 
|Associate's =
|Bachelor's =
+
|Bachelor's =University of Florida (1995)
 
|Master's =
 
|Master's =
 
|J.D. =
 
|J.D. =
Line 47: Line 49:
 
|Years of service 2  =  
 
|Years of service 2  =  
 
|Citations =
 
|Citations =
|Birthday =
+
|Birthday =July 31, 1974
|Place of birth =
+
|Place of birth =Bartow, Florida
|Profession =
+
|Profession =Farmer
|Religion =
+
|Religion =Episcopalian
 
|Office website = http://www.freshfromflorida.com/
 
|Office website = http://www.freshfromflorida.com/
|Campaign website =
+
|Campaign website =http://adamputnam.com/
|Personal website =
+
|Personal website =http://www.twitter.com/AdamPutnam
}}{{tnr}} '''Adam Putnam''' (b. July 31, 1974) is the [[Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services]].  Putnam, a [[Republican]], assumed office in January 2011. He previously served in the United States House of Representatives from 2000 to 2010.
+
}}{{tnr}}'''Adam Putnam''' (b. July 31, 1974) is the [[Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services]].  Putnam, a [[Republican]], assumed office in January 2011.<ref name="fresh">[http://www.freshfromflorida.com/commissioner/bio.html ''Florida Department Of Agriculture and Consumer Services,'' "Commissioner Adam Putnam," accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
==Issues==
+
 
===Presidential endorsement===
+
A February 2013 article in ''Governing'' named Putnam as one of the top state Republican officials to watch in 2013.<ref> [http://www.governing.com/blogs/politics/gov-state-republican-officials-watch-2013.html ''Governing,'' "State Republican Officials to Watch in 2013," February 6, 2013]</ref> Putnam {{2014isrunning}} for re-election in [[Florida down ballot state executive elections, 2014|2014.]]<ref name=ssn>[http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/adam-putnam-builds-2014-and-future ''Sunshine State News,'' "Adam Putnam Builds for 2014 and the Future," July 11, 2013]</ref>
{{presendorsetest|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[[http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_politics/2011/10/adam-putnam-endorses-romney.html ''Orlando Sentinel,'' "Adam Putnam endorses Romney," October 18, 2011]</ref>
+
 
 +
==Biography==
 +
A Florida native, Putnam was first elected to the [[Florida House of Representatives]] when he was 22. He served from 1996-2001 and went on to serve in the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from 2001-2011.<ref>[http://adamputnam.com/bio/ '' Adam Putnam,'' "Bio," accessed September 19, 2012]</ref>
 +
 
 +
=== Education===
 +
*BA, Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida, 1995<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/12913/adam-putnam ''Project Vote Smart'', "Biography of Adam Putnam," accessed August 22, 2012]</ref>
 +
 
 +
==Political career==
 +
===Florida Agriculture Commissioner (2011-Present)===
 +
Putnam was elected [[Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services]] on November 2, 2010 and assumed office in January 2011.  
 +
 
 +
====Agenda====
 +
On his website, Putnam lists six main issues of his agenda:<ref>[http://adamputnam.com/agenda/ ''Adam Putnam,'' "Agenda," accessed August 22, 2012]</ref>
 +
*Foster economic prosperity
 +
*Exercise good government
 +
*Expand energy production
 +
*Protect Floridians' right to bear arms
 +
*Champion Florida's natural beauty
 +
*Motivate communities to be healthy and safe
 +
 
 +
====Presidential preference====
 +
{{presendorsetest|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_politics/2011/10/adam-putnam-endorses-romney.html ''Orlando Sentinel,'' "Adam Putnam endorses Romney," October 18, 2011]</ref>
 +
 
 +
===U.S. House of Representatives (2001-2011)===
 +
Putnam served five terms in the [[U.S. House of Representatives]], representing Florida's 12th Congressional District from 2000-2011. He was elected as the Republican Policy Chairman during the 109th Congress and Chairman of the House Republican Conference for the 110th Congress. Putnam was also a member of the House Committees on Government Reform, Agriculture, Rules and Financial Services.<ref name="fresh"/>
 +
 
 +
===Florida House of Representatives (1996-2001)===
 +
Putnam served in the [[Florida House of Representatives]] from 1996 to 2001.<ref name="fresh"/>
  
 
==Elections==  
 
==Elections==  
 +
===2014===
 +
::''See also: [[Florida down ballot state executive elections, 2014]]''
 +
 +
Putnam {{2014isrunning}} for re-election as [[Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services]] in the [[Florida down ballot state executive elections, 2014|2014 elections.]]<ref name=ssn/> {{Nov2014genelection}}
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
Putnam won election in the November 2, 2010 election, defeating Scott Maddox (D), Ira Chester (TEA), and Thad Hamilton (NPA).<ref>[https://doe.dos.state.fl.us/elections/resultsarchive/Index.asp?ElectionDate=11/2/2010&DATAMODE= ''Florida Division of Elections,'' "November 2010 General Election Results," accessed March 26, 2011]</ref>
 
Putnam won election in the November 2, 2010 election, defeating Scott Maddox (D), Ira Chester (TEA), and Thad Hamilton (NPA).<ref>[https://doe.dos.state.fl.us/elections/resultsarchive/Index.asp?ElectionDate=11/2/2010&DATAMODE= ''Florida Division of Elections,'' "November 2010 General Election Results," accessed March 26, 2011]</ref>
{{Votepercentbox |
+
 
  office = Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services (2010)
+
 
 +
{{SEO election box
 +
|year =2010
 +
|Office= Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services
 +
|party1=Republican
 +
|party2=Democratic
 +
|party3=TEA
 +
|party4=No Party Affiliation
 +
|winner1 =Adam Putnam
 +
|candidate2 = Scott Maddox
 +
|candidate4 = Thad Hamilton
 +
|candidate3 = Ira Chester
 +
|votes1 = 2908086
 +
|votes2 = 1983277
 +
|votes3 = 203598
 +
|votes4 =103717
 +
|ref = [https://doe.dos.state.fl.us/elections/resultsarchive/Index.asp?ElectionDate=11/2/2010&DATAMODE= Florida Department of State]
 
}}
 
}}
|-
 
| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Adam Putnam (R)'''
 
| align="right" | '''2,908,086'''
 
| align="center" | '''55.9%'''
 
|-
 
| colspan="2" | Scott Maddox (D)
 
| align="right" | 1,983,277
 
| align="center" | 38.1%
 
|-
 
| colspan="2" | Ira Chester (TEA)
 
| align="right" | 203,598
 
| align="center" | 3.9%
 
|-
 
| colspan="2" | Thad Hamilton (NPA)
 
| align="right" | 103,717
 
| align="center" | 2.0%
 
|}
 
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 +
{{Comprehensive donor history
 +
|Name=Putnam
 +
|year=1998
 +
|Editdate=July 8, 2013
 +
|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=35857 ''Follow the Money,'' "Career fundraising for Adam Putnam," accessed July 8, 2013]</ref>
 +
|party=Republican
 +
|totalraised2012=0
 +
|result2012=N/A
 +
|office2012=Florida Agriculture Commissioner
 +
|totalraised2010=4166968
 +
|result2010=Won
 +
|office2010=Florida Agriculture Commissioner
 +
|totalraised1998=201936
 +
|result1998=Won
 +
|office1998=Florida House District 63
 +
}}
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 +
{{SEO donor box
 +
|candidate=Adam Putnam
 +
|total number of elections=1
 +
|year1=2010
 +
|office1=Florida Agriculture Commissioner
 +
|political party1=Republican
 +
|total raised1=$4,166,968
 +
|opponent1= $1,098,733 (Democratic)<BR>$20,963 (No party affiliation)<BR>$8,000 (TEA)
 +
|top donor1=Florida Republican Party
 +
|top donor1 amount=$1,052,430
 +
|second donor1=State of Florida
 +
|second donor1 amount=$552,075
 +
|third donor1=Florida Retail Federation
 +
|third donor1 amount=$7,000
 +
|fourth donor1=Florida Police Benevolent Association
 +
|fourth donor1 amount=$4,500
 +
|fifth donor1=Florida RV Trade Association
 +
|fifth donor1 amount=$3,250
 +
|individuals1=$1,414,916
 +
|institutions1=$1,135,164
 +
|instate1=$3,999,659
 +
|outstate1=$149,426
 +
|year2=
 +
|office2=
 +
|political party2=
 +
|total raised2=
 +
|opponent2=
 +
|top donor2=
 +
|top donor2 amount=
 +
|second donor2=
 +
|second donor2 amount=
 +
|third donor2=
 +
|third donor2 amount=
 +
|fourth donor2=
 +
|fourth donor2 amount=
 +
|fifth donor2=
 +
|fifth donor2 amount=
 +
|individuals2=
 +
|institutions2=
 +
|instate2=
 +
|outstate2=
 +
|year3=
 +
|office3=
 +
|political party3=
 +
|total raised3=
 +
|opponent3=
 +
|top donor3=
 +
|top donor3 amount=
 +
|second donor3=
 +
|second donor3 amount=
 +
|third donor3=
 +
|third donor3 amount=
 +
|fourth donor3=
 +
|fourth donor3 amount=
 +
|fifth donor3=
 +
|fifth donor3 amount=
 +
|individuals3=
 +
|institutions3=
 +
|instate3=
 +
|outstate3=
 +
|year4=
 +
|office4=
 +
|political party4=
 +
|total raised4=
 +
|opponent4=
 +
|top donor4=
 +
|top donor4 amount=
 +
|second donor4=
 +
|second donor4 amount=
 +
|third donor4=
 +
|third donor4 amount=
 +
|fourth donor4=
 +
|fourth donor4 amount
 +
|fifth donor4=
 +
|fifth donor4 amount=
 +
|individuals4=
 +
|institutions4=
 +
|instate4=
 +
|outstate4=
 +
}}
  
In 2010 Putnam collected $4,166,968 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125263 2010 Putnam Campaign Donors]</ref>
+
==Personal==
 +
Putnam and his wife, Melissa, have four children.<ref name="fresh"/>
  
Listed below are the top 5 contributors to his campaign.
+
==Recent news==
 +
{{submit a bio}}
 +
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''Adam + Putnam + Florida + Agriculture'''"
 +
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 +
{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Adam+Putnam+Florida+Agriculture&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Adam Putnam News Feed}}
  
{{legislative donor box}}
+
==See also==
|-
+
*[[Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services]]
| Florida Republican Party
+
*[[Agriculture Commissioner]]
| align="right" | $1,052,430
+
|-
+
| State of Florida
+
| align="right" | $552,075
+
|-
+
| Florida Retail Federation
+
| align="right" | $7,000
+
|-
+
| Florida Police Benevolent Association
+
| align="right" | $4,500
+
|-
+
| Florida RV Trade Association
+
| align="right" | $3,250
+
|}
+
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
{{submit a leg link}}
+
{{seosubmit}}
 +
*[http://adamputnam.com/ Adam Putnam 2014 Official campaign website]
 +
:[http://www.facebook.com/adamputnam ''Facebook'']<br>
 +
:[http://twitter.com/AdamPutnam/ ''Twitter'']<br>
 +
:[http://www.flickr.com/photos/59384420@N07/ ''Flickr'']<br>
 
*[http://www.freshfromflorida.com/commissioner/bio.html Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Commissioner Adam Putnam]
 
*[http://www.freshfromflorida.com/commissioner/bio.html Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Commissioner Adam Putnam]
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=12913 Project Vote Smart biography]
+
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=12913 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=12913 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
+
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=12913 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125263 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=24938 1998]
+
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143044 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125263 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=24938 1998]
*[http://www.facebook.com/adamputnam Adam Putnam on Facebook]
+
 
*[http://twitter.com/AdamPutnam/ Adam Putnam on Twitter]
+
*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/59384420@N07/ Adam Putnam on Flickr]
+
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
Line 123: Line 244:
 
{{start box}}
 
{{start box}}
 
{{s-off}}
 
{{s-off}}
{{succession box | before = | title = Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services | years = 2011–present | after = NA}}
+
{{succession box | before =Charles Bronson (R) | title = [[Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services]] | years = 2011–present | after = NA}}
 
{{end box}}
 
{{end box}}
  
 
{{Agriculture commissioners}}
 
{{Agriculture commissioners}}
 
{{Florida}}
 
{{Florida}}
[[Category:Current Florida agricultural commissioner]]
+
[[Category:Current Florida agriculture commissioner]]
 
[[Category:Current Republican agriculture commissioner]]
 
[[Category:Current Republican agriculture commissioner]]
 
[[Category:Current agriculture commissioners]]
 
[[Category:Current agriculture commissioners]]
 
[[Category:Florida]]
 
[[Category:Florida]]
 +
[[Category:Republican Party]]
 +
{{2014stateexecutiveelection}}
 +
{{Seocandidate|Unopposed|Year=2014|Status=incumbent|Office=Agriculture Commissioner|Primary=Y}}

Revision as of 09:54, 13 June 2014

Adam Putnam
Adam Putnam.jpg
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Incumbent
In office
January 4, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorCharles Bronson (R)
Compensation
Base salary$128,972
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$4,368,904
Term limitsTwo consecutive terms
Prior offices
U.S. House of Representatives (FL-12)
2001 - 2010
Florida House of Representatives
1996 - 2001
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida (1995)
Personal
BirthdayJuly 31, 1974
Place of birthBartow, Florida
ProfessionFarmer
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Adam Putnam (b. July 31, 1974) is the Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Putnam, a Republican, assumed office in January 2011.[1]

A February 2013 article in Governing named Putnam as one of the top state Republican officials to watch in 2013.[2] Putnam is running for re-election in 2014.[3]

Biography

A Florida native, Putnam was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives when he was 22. He served from 1996-2001 and went on to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2001-2011.[4]

Education

  • BA, Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida, 1995[5]

Political career

Florida Agriculture Commissioner (2011-Present)

Putnam was elected Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services on November 2, 2010 and assumed office in January 2011.

Agenda

On his website, Putnam lists six main issues of his agenda:[6]

  • Foster economic prosperity
  • Exercise good government
  • Expand energy production
  • Protect Floridians' right to bear arms
  • Champion Florida's natural beauty
  • Motivate communities to be healthy and safe

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Adam Putnam endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [7]

U.S. House of Representatives (2001-2011)

Putnam served five terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Florida's 12th Congressional District from 2000-2011. He was elected as the Republican Policy Chairman during the 109th Congress and Chairman of the House Republican Conference for the 110th Congress. Putnam was also a member of the House Committees on Government Reform, Agriculture, Rules and Financial Services.[1]

Florida House of Representatives (1996-2001)

Putnam served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1996 to 2001.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Florida down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Putnam is running for re-election as Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services in the 2014 elections.[3] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2010

Putnam won election in the November 2, 2010 election, defeating Scott Maddox (D), Ira Chester (TEA), and Thad Hamilton (NPA).[8]


Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Putnam 55.9% 2,908,086
     Democratic Scott Maddox 38.1% 1,983,277
     TEA Ira Chester 3.9% 203,598
     No Party Affiliation Thad Hamilton 2% 103,717
Total Votes 5,198,678
Election Results Via: Florida Department of State

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Putnam is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Putnam raised a total of $4,368,904 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 8, 2013.[9]

Adam Putnam's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida Agriculture Commissioner Not up for election $0
2010 Florida Agriculture Commissioner Won $4,166,968
1998 Florida House District 63 Won $201,936
Grand Total Raised $4,368,904

2010

Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Adam Putnam's donors each year.[10] Click [show] for more information.


Personal

Putnam and his wife, Melissa, have four children.[1]

Recent news

BallotpediaAvatar bigger.png
Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Adam + Putnam + Florida + Agriculture"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Adam Putnam News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

Light Bulb Icon.svg.png
Suggest a link
Facebook
Twitter
Flickr


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Bronson (R)
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services
2011–present
Succeeded by
NA
Template:2014stateexecutiveelection