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Issues and Voices that Matter October 6, 2010

Florida Statewide Candidates Forum

Florida Statewide Candidates Forum titleCandidates for Florida’s top political offices presented their plans for governing Florida agriculture and other key issues to more than 230 agri-industry leaders at the ninth quadrennial Farm Credit – Agriculture Institute of Florida Candidates Forum held September 24, 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center. Click on any of these links to hear remarks from candidates for Governor, Agriculture Commissioner, and Attorney General and for a slide show of the event


Office of the Governor
Hear remarks from three candidates standing for election to the Office of Governor — Democrat Alex Sink, Republican Rick Scott and Farid Khavari, running with no party affiliation. After introductions, this 42-minute forum begins with 22-minutes of statements and responses to audience questions from Alex Sink, then 17-minutes of statements and Q&A from Rick Scott, and concludes with 6-minutes from Farid Khavari. The forum was hosted by Farm Credit and the Agriculture Institute of Florida on September 24, 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center.
Total length – 51:37

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Governor Candidates

Alex Sink, Democrat candidate for governor (photo - Ron O'Connor, Farm Credit)
Alex Sink
Democrat

campaign website

Rick Scott, Republican candidate for governor (photo - Ron O'Connor, Farm Credit)
Rick Scott
Republican

campaign website

Farid Khavari, candidate (NPA) for governor (photo - Ron O'Connor, Farm Credit)
Farid Khavari
no political affiliation

campaign website


Office of the Commissioner of AgricultureHear remarks from three candidates standing for election to the Office of Commissioner for Agriculture and Consumer Services — Democrat Scott Maddox, Republican Adam Putnam and Thad Hamilton running with no party affiliation. After introductions, this 25-minute forum begins with opening statements from each candidate in the order listed, followed by responses to audience questions. The forum was hosted by Farm Credit and the Agriculture Institute of Florida on September 24, 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center.
Total length – 35:19

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Commissioner of Agriculture Candidates

Scott Maddox, Democrat candidate for agriculture commissioner (photo - Ron O'Connor, Farm Credit)
Scott Maddox
Democrat

campaign website

Adam Putnam, Republican candidate for agriculture commissioner (photo - Ron O'Connor, Farm Credit)
Adam Putnam
Republican

campaign website

Thad Hamilton, NPA candidate for agriculture commissioner (photo - Ron O'Connor, Farm Credit)
Thad Hamilton
no political affiliation

campaign website


Office of the Attorney GeneralHear remarks from one candidate standing for election to the Office for Attorney General. The candidate is Republican Pam Bondi. Ms. Bondi’s remarks run approximately 6-minutes. The forum was hosted by Farm Credit and the Agriculture Institute of Florida on September 24, 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center.
Total length – 16:09

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Attorney General Candidate

Pam Bondi, Republican candidate for Attorney General (photo - Ron O'Connor, Farm Credit)
Pam Bondi
Republican

campaign website


Facilitating Participants

Betsy McGill, forum host and president, AIF board of directors; and executive director, Florida Sod Growers Cooperative (photo - Ron O'Connor, Farm Credit)
Betsy McGill
Host

President, AIF board of directors, and executive director, Florida Sod Growers Cooperative
website

Robbie Roberson, Moderator Owner, FFT Nursery, Zellwood, Florida (photo - Ron O'Connor, Farm Credit)
Robbie Roberson
Moderator

Owner, FFT Nursery, Zellwood, Florida

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Pictures

After you launch the slideshow below, click “Next” and “Previous” to rotate through the photos.

Adam Putnam, Republican candidate for agriculture commissioner (photo - Ron O'Connor, Farm Credit)

One Response to “Florida Statewide Candidates Forum”

  1. Mohsen Alishahi says:

    Alex Sink gets 22 minutes, Rick Scott gets 17 minutes and Farid Khavari gets 6 minutes!!
    So unfair. Why NOT given equal time to each candidate?

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