For Immediate Release
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Sarah Bascom,, 850.294.6636
Kristen Grissom,, 850.814.9454


AIF Endorses Wilton Simpson for Florida Agriculture Commissioner

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today announced it has endorsed Republican Candidate Wilton Simpson in his bid to serve as Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

"Wilton Simpson understands that the more affordable Florida is for our businesses, the stronger our economy will be for hardworking families,” said AIF President and CEO Brewster Bevis. “By keeping taxes low, getting rid of job-killing regulations and exercising fiscal responsibility, Wilton has protected the path to prosperity for millions of Floridians. We are confident that he will continue to do so as Florida’s next agriculture commissioner.”

“I am honored to have the support of AIF and the Florida businesses they represent,” said Simpson. “As other states’ economies continue to struggle, Florida remains the envy of the nation. By eliminating burdensome regulations, cutting taxes for hardworking families and businesses, and supporting Florida’s farmers, our economy is resilient and working for more Floridians. Our balanced budget, consistent debt reduction and AAA credit rating are the direct result of our work to protect our economy and keep our commitment to Florida’s hardworking taxpayers. As Agriculture Commissioner, I will continue to fight to ensure both individuals and businesses have every opportunity to achieve their American Dream in our great state.”

Known as “The Voice of Florida Business” in the Sunshine State, Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) has represented the principles of prosperity and free enterprise before the three branches of state government since 1920. A voluntary association of diversified businesses, AIF was created to foster an economic climate in Florida conducive to the growth, development, and welfare of industry and business and the people of the state.

For more information on AIF, please visit and follow @VoiceofFLBiz

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