The Villages, FL – Adam Putnam shared his Florida First Agenda today at the Republican Gubernatorial Forum hosted by The Villages Republican Club.
“Our plan is putting Florida Families First, supporting and defending life and taking on the opioid crisis. Our plan is to implement a Secure Florida First Agenda, with the support and input of the 45 Florida Sheriffs endorsing me, that addresses both public safety and national security,” Putnam said.
“Our Florida Military and Veterans First plan talks about what we’re going to do to protect our 20 military bases here in Florida and how we’re going to continue to care for our veterans by adding additional nursing homes dedicated to those who have served our country. And finally, our Florida Jobs First Agenda begins with putting vocational and technical training back into our schools so we’re producing the next generation of boat builders, and the next generation of space innovators. These are my values and that is the vision of a Florida First campaign.”
During the question and answer portion of the forum, Putnam addressed senior fraud, a rising concern for Florida retirees.
“Twenty percent of retirees in the United States live in Florida, and The Villages is the second fastest growing residential community in America. We want people to know that when they come here, they’re going to be safe and we’re going to protect their identities, their finances and prioritize their safety,” Putnam said.
Putnam praised President Donald Trump for standing up for American and Floridian workers in NAFTA negotiations.
“I’m proud of President Trump for rattling the cage and trying to bring fairness back to our trading system. I love the fact that he is fighting for American factory workers and Florida farmers,” Putnam said.
Villagers were reminded by Putnam to get to the polls and vote and cast their ballots in order to keep Florida conservative.
“Liberals want to make Florida a sanctuary state, raise our taxes, increase regulations and make it harder for businesses to succeed. For the last twenty years, Florida has been fortunate to have conservative leaders, most especially, Governor Rick Scott. We need to continue that if we are going to keep our state moving in the right direction,” Putnam said.