Commissioner of Agriculture

Mike McCalister

  • Age: 66
  • City: Plant City
  • Family: Unmarried, one child
  • Education: Doctorate degree
  • Doctorate degree in management (1994)
  • Bachelor of science in agriculture (1974)
    • Recent job: Palm tree farmer (2006-present)
  • Palm tree farmer (2006-present)
  • U.S. military for 33 years
  • Previous races


    Florida Governor (2010)

    U.S. Senate (2012)

    Committees appointed to and serving on

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    Briefly highlight your key campaign issues and positions.
    1. Protect Florida's Families, Freedom, Food, Water & Animals.
    2. Grow Florida's Economy & Jobs through Agriculture.
    3. Eradicate Citrus Greening and Texas Palm Disease.
    4. Restore Lake Okeechobee and Florida Everglades.
    5. Shut down Illegal Animal Slaughterhouses.
    6. Protect 2nd Amendment Rights.
    7. Protect Florida Families from Scams and fraud.
    Should your office's duties regulating firearm ownership be transferred to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement?
    Explain your position on which agency should oversee firearms ownership.
    The Commisioner of Agriculture responsibility is to oversee the issuance of concealed carry weapon permits not overseeing firearm OWNERSHIP.
    Should the agriculture commissioner become an advocate for renegotiating NAFTA?
    Explain your position on renegotiating NAFTA.
    NAFTA has unfairly hurt Floridas' Agriculture.
    Would you support moving consumer services into a separate agency?
    Explain your position on moving consumer services out of the agriculture department.
    It needs to be overseen by an ELECTED cabinet officer.
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