Eustis, FL- Senator Carey Baker (R-20), a candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture, has won the straw poll conducted by the Republican Business Council of North Central Florida. The Republican Business Council of North Central Florida, comprised of leaders in Florida’s business community, supports candidates for office who are dedicated to the principles of “limited government, free market capitalism and fiscal responsibility.” After comparing the records of the candidates in the race for Agriculture Commissioner, Sen. Carey Baker was the overwhelming choice of voters in the organization’s January 27th straw poll, defeating Rep. Adam Putnam by a vote of 93-35.
“When asked to vote on our economic records, Republican Business Council voters preferred my candidacy by a nearly 3 to 1 margin,” said Baker. “Florida’s business leaders are increasingly attracted to my campaign because they understand that I am committed to removing government barriers to job creation. They also understand that my ownership of a small business gives me unique insights into the need for tax and regulatory relief. I am excited that my campaign to become Florida’s next Agriculture Commissioner has received such an overwhelming show of support from the business community.”
Because neither candidate made a presentation to this organization in advance of the vote, the straw poll was impartially conducted. As a result, Baker’s large margin of victory is being given even greater significance by observers. Said Sam McConnell, President of the Republican Business Council of North Central Florida, “It was interesting that Senator Carey Baker outpaced his Republican opponent U. S. Representative Adam Putnam by almost a 3 to 1 margin with a 93 to 35 vote, respectively.”
Senator Carey Baker (SD-20) represents a district that includes portions of Marion, Sumter, Lake, Volusia and Seminole Counties. Baker is a candidate for the position of Commissioner of Agriculture and more information about Senator Baker may be found at his website. www.CareyBaker.com