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Scott Maddox will run for Ag Commish

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Former Florida Democratic Party Chairman Scott Maddox will file paperwork to enter the agriculture commissioner race next week, ending a four-year break from politics.

Maddox, who said he lived on a small farm when growing up south of Miami and whose wife comes from a family that’s farmed for generations, said he will emphasize the consumer services aspect of the job.

“That’s a very important position for Floridians. That job basically regulates most all the things that affect the consumer and I think that’s where that race ought to be,” Maddox said. “Of course, you’re there to promote agriculture but consumer services is a huge part of this job.” Read the rest of this AP story here.

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