Five Panhandle Sheriffs Endorse Republican Adam Putnam for Governor

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. - Republican gubernatorial candidate for governor of Florida, Adam Putnam, received support from panhandle law enforcement leaders Tuesday.

Several local sheriffs endorsed the candidate, saying he should be our next governor.

Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson, Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews, Gulf County Sheriff Mike Harrison, Liberty County Sheriff Eddie Joe White, and Bay County's Tommy Ford all endorsed the candidate at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

The news conference was held at the historic Roberts Hall in Lynn Haven.

Putnam said he's honored to have the backing of many of the panhandle's law enforcement leaders.

"I can't imagine any endorsement that's more humbling and more meaningful than sheriffs. Sheriffs are accountable to the people they have to get elected. They have to enforce the law. They're running on a pretty good track record. Crime is at a 47 year low," he said.

Putnam will also be campaigning in Lynn Haven's fourth of July parade this year. 

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