Adam Putnam Backed by 45 Florida Sheriffs.
Adam Putnam with a group of Florida Sheriffs. From Putnam campaign.

Building on his already impressive support from Florida law enforcement, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, Republican candidate for governor, today rolled out the endorsements of 45 county sheriffs.

“I am honored and profoundly humbled to have the support of 45 sheriffs across the state of Florida. To lead Florida, to secure Florida, to keep Florida safe, you must put law enforcement first,” Adam Putnam said. “Everyday our law enforcement and first responders are putting themselves in harm’s way to keep our citizens and communities safe. As Governor, I will fight for our law enforcement officers and ensure they have the resources necessary to respond to the major safety and security issues facing our state.”

Receiving the backing of more than 2/3rds of all Florida sheriffs adds to Putnam’s support from law enforcement and first responders across the state. Putnam has been endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Police Benevolent Association (PBA) and the Florida Professional Firefighters.

In announcing Monday’s endorsements, the Putnam campaign included video testimonials from a number of sheriffs including: Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister, Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley and Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.

This list of sheriffs include:

The 45 Florida Sheriffs who have endorsed Adam Putnam for Governor include:

  • Sheriff Scotty Rhoden, Baker County
  • Sheriff Tommy Ford, Bay County
  • Sheriff Gordon Smith, Bradford County
  • Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Brevard County
  • Sheriff Bill Prummell, Charlotte County
  • Sheriff Darryl Daniels, Clay County
  • Sheriff Kevin Rambosk, Collier County
  • Sheriff Mark Hunter, Columbia County
  • Sheriff James Potter, DeSoto County
  • Sheriff Bobby Schultz, Gilchrist County
  • Sheriff David Hardin, Glades County
  • Sheriff Mike Harrison, Gulf County
  • Sheriff Arnold Lanier, Hardee County
  • Sheriff Steve Whidden, Hendry County
  • Sheriff Al Nienhuis, Hernando County
  • Sheriff Paul Blackman, Highlands County
  • Sheriff Chad Chronister, Hillsborough County
  • Sheriff Deryl Loar, Indian River County
  • Sheriff Lou Roberts III, Jackson County
  • Sheriff Brian Lamb, Lafayette County
  • Sheriff Peyton Grinnell, Lake County
  • Sheriff Mike Scott, Lee County
  • Sheriff Bobby McCallum, Levy County
  • Sheriff Eddie Joe White, Liberty County
  • Sheriff Ben Stewart, Madison County
  • Sheriff Rick Wells, Manatee County
  • Sheriff Billy Woods, Marion County
  • Sheriff William Snyder, Martin County
  • Sheriff Rick Ramsay, Monroe County
  • Sheriff Bill Leeper, Nassau County
  • Sheriff Noel Stephen, Okeechobee County
  • Sheriff Larry Ashley, Okaloosa County
  • Sheriff Chris Nocco, Pasco County
  • Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, Pinellas County
  • Sheriff Grady Judd, Polk County
  • Sheriff Homer “Gator” DeLoach, Putnam County
  • Sheriff Bob Johnson, Santa Rosa County
  • Sheriff Tom Knight, Sarasota County
  • Sheriff Dennis Lemma, Seminole County
  • Sheriff David Shoar, St. Johns County
  • Sheriff Bill Farmer, Sumter County
  • Sheriff Wayne Padgett, Taylor County
  • Sheriff Brad Whitehead, Union County
  • Sheriff Mike Adkinson , Walton County
  • Sheriff Kevin Crews, Washington County