Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam will be in Pensacola on Wednesday to speak to the Panhandle Tiger Bay Club.
Putnam announced last May that he would seek to succeed the term-limited Rick Scott as Governor of Florida. Jacksonville-area congressman Ron DeSantis has also entered the race on the Republican side, while former congresswoman Gwen Graham, Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum, former Miami Beach mayor Philip Levine, and Orlando businessman Chris King are battling for the Democratic nomination.
A fifth-generation Floridian and the son of a citrus and cattle farmer, Putnam was first elected to the Florida House in 1996 at age 22. At 26, Putnam was elected to Congress, where he served for ten years and became a member of the Republican leadership before leaving to run for Agriculture Commissioner in 2010.
The Panhandle Tiger Bay Club meets Wednesday at Skopelos at New World Landing, located at 600 South Palafox Street in downtown Pensacola. Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. while the program begins at noon. The fee for nonmembers is $25, and $20 for military and students with proper identification.