Florida Professional Firefighters Endorse Wilton Simpson for Agriculture Commissioner

June 21, 2022 Updated 2:25 PM ET

Wilton Simpson for Agriculture Commissioner
Wilton Simpson for Agriculture Commissioner

June 21, 2022 Updated 2:24 P.M. ET

TALLAHASSEE (FLV) – Florida Professional Firefighters endorsed Wilton Simpson for Agriculture Commissioner Tuesday. 

Florida Professional Firefighters President Wayne “Bernie” Bernoska endorsed Simpson on behalf of the more than 26,000 professional firefighters and paramedics.

“As Senate President, he showed he was willing to step up and deliver needed resources and pay raises for Florida’s state firefighters and we know his leadership will continue when he is elected to lead the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services,” Bernoska said. 

“The FPF looks forward to working together for the next four years to support Florida’s highly trained Florida Forest Service Firefighters.”

Simpson is the current Florida Senate President. Florida lawmakers and the Governor approved $1,000 bonuses for the second year in a row for Florida first responders employed by local governments.

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Simpson played a large role in passing monumental conservative legislation through the Florida Legislature including the Parental Rights in Education Act, the Stop WOKE Act, and the 15-week abortion ban. 

Former President Donald Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis endorsed Simpson. Other endorsements include the National Rifle Association, Americans for Tax Reform president, 59 Florida Sheriffs, and the Florida Farm Bureau FarmPAC to list a few.

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