2022 Florida Commissioner of Agriculture election

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Nominee Naomi Blemur Wilton Simpson
Party Democratic Republican

Incumbent Agriculture
Commissioner

Nikki Fried
Democratic



The 2022 Florida Commissioner of Agriculture election will be held on November 8, 2022, to elect the Florida Commissioner of Agriculture. Incumbent Democratic Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried is eligible to run for a second term, but she instead ran for governor of Florida in 2022.[1]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared

Withdrawn

Declined

Endorsements

Naomi Esther Blemur
State legislators
Local officials
Newspapers
J.R. Gaillot
County officials
Ryan Morales
State legislators
Newspapers
Declined to endorse
Newspapers

Results

Democratic primary results[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Naomi Esther Blemur 699,275 50.35%
Democratic Ryan Morales 420,609 30.29%
Democratic J.R. Gaillot 268,863 19.36%
Total votes 1,338,747 100.0%

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared

Did not qualify

Results by county:   Simpson   Simpson—50–60%  Simpson—60–70%  Simpson—70–80%
Results by county:
  Simpson
  •   Simpson—50–60%
  •   Simpson—60–70%
  •   Simpson—70–80%

Withdrawn

Declined

Endorsements

Wilton Simpson
Declined to endorse

Results

Republican primary results[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wilton Simpson 1,048,774 64.71%
Republican James Shaw 571,957 35.29%
Total votes 1,620,731 100.0%

General election

Endorsements

Naomi Esther Blemur
State legislators
Local officials
Newspapers
Wilton Simpson

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Naomi Esther
Blemur (D)
Wilton
Simpson (R)
Other Undecided
University of North Florida October 17–24, 2022 622 (LV) ± 4.7% 39% 44% 1%[b] 17%
Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy September 26–28, 2022 800 (LV) ± 3.5% 34% 47% 19%

Results

2022 Florida Commissioner of Agriculture election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Naomi Esther Blemur
Republican Wilton Simpson
Total votes 100.0%

Notes

  1. ^ Key:
    A – all adults
    RV – registered voters
    LV – likely voters
    V – unclear
  2. ^ "Refused" with 1%; "Someone else" with <1%

See also

Reference

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