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Florida’s largest pro-family organization on Wednesday announced its endorsement of Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam to be Florida’s next governor.

Putnam joined Florida Family Action president John Stemberger and other members of the organization at a news conference in Orlando.

“We will hard work over the next five months to educate and mobilize millions of Christians across Florida, both Catholic and Protestant, along with many other people of faith, to vote for Adam Putnam, said Stemberger.  “He not only shares our faith and values, but he just as importantly respects those that do not.  We are confident that he will fight just as hard to protect the rights of people of faith to speak and act according to their religion as he will to protect those who have views that disagree.”

Stemberger said the endorsement was the unanimous decision of the FFA Board of Directors and also announced was the personal endorsement of the FFA Board Chairman Bill Mutz who serves as the Mayor of Lakeland.

“I am honored to have the endorsement of Florida Family Action. My faith shapes everything about my life, including how my wife Melissa and I raise our family and my approach to public policy,” Putnam said. “Florida’s families, conservative values and religious freedom are under attack by a coarsening society that wants to erode these fundamental rights. As Governor, I will not only protect these fundamental rights, but I will work with Florida’s faith-based communities to collaborate and support them in their mission to serve Florida families.”