Find out more about Adam Putnam
Adam is running for Governor to ensure that every Floridian has the freedom and opportunity to pursue his or her American Dream. He has a clear vision for the future of Florida. It’s a Florida in which we can all prosper and grow. Adam is someone who gets the job done and will always stand up for his conservative principles and our Florida values. Adam’s desire has always been to serve his community, friends, neighbors, state, and country. For Adam, it has always been Florida First, which explains why he’s dedicated his life to public service.
Growing up on his family’s cattle ranch and citrus groves in Bartow, Adam learned the value of hard work at an early age.
Adam’s Early Start
Whether it was working in the fields or getting his education at the local public high school, he learned how much Florida has to offer.
Adam and Melissa’s Family
Adam and his wife, Melissa, are proud parents of four children.
During Adam’s time in college, he met his wife, Melissa. A few years later, they married and settled down to raise a family in his hometown of Bartow. They have been happily married for 18 years and have four beautiful children together. Adam is a lay minister and a reader at Church of the Good Shepherd, an Episcopal Church in Lake Wales.
As Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam focused on growing the economy, fiercely protecting our 2nd Amendment rights, honoring our nation’s veterans and addressing the challenges that face Florida.
Giving Back to Our Veterans
Adam established Operation Outdoor Freedom to offer America’s wounded veterans hunting and fishing opportunities in Florida’s great outdoors. More than 3,000 wounded veterans have participated in the program.
Putting Florida First
Adam’s vision for Florida’s future is one that puts Florida first and will make Florida the launch pad for the American Dream.
Melissa spent part of her childhood in Florida, and she studied at the University of Florida. She comes from a proud military family. Her father served in the U.S. Air Force, and both of her grandfathers fought in World War II. Adam and Melissa first met when they were in college. A few years later, they married and settled down to raise a family in Adam’s hometown of Bartow.
Melissa is a former teacher who is committed to ensuring that every child has access to the education that best fits their needs. She also holds a special place in her heart for our nation’s veterans.