Wilton Simpson


Florida Realtors back Wilton Simpson for Ag Commissioner, makes legislative Primary endorsements

“Florida continues to be an economic beacon of success for the nation, largely due to the perseverance and growth of its real estate industry." Florida Realtors, a powerhouse trade group not shy in doling out political donations, released its slate of legislative endorsements in the primary Thursday, and announced it is supporting Senate President Wilton Simpson in his bid for Agriculture Commissioner.

‘Good enough isn’t enough for Wilton’: Richard Corcoran backs Wilton Simpson for Agriculture Commissioner

‘Bureaucratic red tape, complacency and out-of-touch thinking can stop progress in its tracks, but not on Wilton’s watch.’. Senate President Wilton Simpson continued collecting endorsements for his Agriculture Commissioner bid Thursday, when former Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran lent his campaign an emphatic nod. Corcoran, who served as Florida’s top...

Homebuilders back Wilton Simpson for Agriculture Commissioner

The trade association will get in on the ground level. Florida homebuilders have offered their support to build up Wilton Simpson’s Agriculture Commissioner campaign. The Florida Home Builders Association PAC on Tuesday endorsed the Trilby Republican in his run for statewide office. “Through his time in the Florida Legislature,...

Florida firefighters endorse Wilton Simpson

Another first responders group rushed to the Republican's aid. The leading firefighter union in Florida endorsed Republican Wilton Simpson’s campaign for Agriculture Commissioner. “On behalf of the more than 26,000 Florida Professional Firefighters and Paramedics, I am proud to announce our membership’s endorsement of Wilton Simpson for Agriculture Commissioner,”...

Statement by Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson on the SCOTUS Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson

“As an adopted child myself, I am grateful for this decision.”. Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson (R-Trilby) today released the following statement regarding the final United States Supreme Court opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson, which overruled decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, affirmatively returning authority regarding the regulation of abortion to the states.

Michael Waltz, Danny Burgess head veterans group supporting Wilton Simpson

Veterans for Simpson also named Ron DeSantis as honorary co-Chair. A coalition of veterans holding office came out in support of Wilton Simpson’s bid for Agriculture Commissioner. U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, a St. Augustine Beach Republican, and state Sen. Danny Burgess, a Zephyrhills Republican, serve as co-Chairs of Veterans...

John Rutherford endorses Wilton Simpson for Agriculture Commissioner

The Jacksonville Congressman stressed the Senate President's law enforcement support. U.S. Rep. John Rutherford endorsed Senate President Wilton Simpson’s bid for Agriculture Commissioner. The Jacksonville Republican and former Jacksonville Sheriff praised his understanding of agriculture issues and support for law enforcement. “While Joe Biden continues to fail the American...

Wilton Simpson endorses Kelli Stargel’s run for CD 15 seat

She served as Senate Appropriations Committee Chair during Simpson's two years as Senate President. Senate President Wilton Simpson said part of his team belongs in Congress. He endorsed state Sen. Kelli Stargel in her bid in Florida’s 15th Congressional District. “Kelli Stargel has been a conservative hero, standing up...

John Rutherford Endorses Wilton Simpson

Florida Rep. John Rutherford (R) has endorsed Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson (R) in his bid for Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner. Rutherford, who formerly served as Jacksonville’s Sheriff, is now representing Florida’s 4th Congressional District. Simpson, who's vying for the position while Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) pursues the...

Florida Family Action endorses Wilton Simpson for Agriculture Commissioner

The Florida Senate President has shored up backing from social and fiscal conservative leaders. Florida Family Action, one of Florida’s most vocal socially conservative groups, endorsed Wilton Simpson’s bid for Agriculture Commissioner. “When it comes to protection our food, agriculture and natural resources, there is no candidate more...

Grover Norquist endorses Wilton Simpson for Agriculture Commissioner

It's latest high-profile endorsement from conservative circles. Conservative leader Grover Norquist has endorsed Republican Wilton Simpson for Agriculture Commissioner. The president of Americans for Tax Reform praised Simpson for his accomplishments as Senate President. “As a leader in the Florida Legislature, Senate President Wilton Simpson has staunchly defended taxpayers and...

Grover Norquist Endorses Wilton Simpson

Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson (R) has gained another endorsement as he seeks to become Florida’s next Agriculture Commissioner. Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reforms, released a statement endorsing Simpon. In his statement, Norquist praised Simpson, calling him “the right candidate to return the office of Agriculture Commissioner to Republicans.”

Wilton Simpson receives Pasco Tourist Development Council Chairman’s Choice Award

Pasco County Commissioner Mike Moore awarded state Senate President Wilton Simpson the Pasco Tourist Development Council Chairman’s Choice Award at the Florida’s Sports Coast annual tourism awards dinner, held last week in Wesley Chapel. The award was presented alongside Experience Florida’s Sports Coast Director Adam Thomas. Thaddeus Bullard,...