The Vision for Florida
Walker will protect and conserve the environment, protect consumer interests, grow Florida’s agriculture industry, maintain a high standard of food and nutrition, conserve our water, and support the Second Amendment.
Our public beach is stolen from Floridians and the current administration does nothing to stop it. As Commissioner, Walker will be an active voice in fighting for all public land. He will be proactive in conveying to our legislative body his disapproval of policies that work against the people.
Walker has a strong background in conservation. He will work to ensure that our public lands are protected and develop policies that will ensure the sustainability of Florida’s environment.
Walker believes in supporting Florida’s consumers, and will develop policies that will protect Floridians. This includes making department records available and easily accessible to view consumer complaints against unfair and unsafe businesses practices in the Sunshine State.
Food Safety Inspections – The current administration is lacking courage to enforce food safety inspections. Adam Putnam had sold out to Publix by hiding failing grades to seven Publix in the Tampa area. In return, he had received over$670,000 between him and his PAC. Walker will not sell out to special interest. He will increase food safety inspectors to ensure the highest standard is maintained for food safety at delis, groceries, and supermarkets.
Gas Pump Inspection – Theft at the gas pump is at an all time high. The current administration lacks the drive to implement policies to combat new technology with skimmers. As Commissioner, Walker will require all gas pumps to have new credit card readers with chips. He will educate the public on ways to avoid being a victim at the gas pump and invest in more gas pump inspectors.
Do Not Call List – The amount of unwanted calls are increasing. Consumers are left without a voice in Tallahassee. Walker will enforces policies already in place and will work to hold corporations accountable. He believes in implementing new restrictions to limit the amount of spam phone calls.
Our citrus industry is dying before our eyes. Farmers are waiting for our current Commissioner to do something about it. Under Putnam, the citrus industry had declined from 179 million boxes to 49 million boxes. As a Scientist, Walker will work with researchers to find a solution. He believes in helping farmers grow their crops and will encourage research and developments of new techniques to improve farming and combat common disease like citrus greening. He will fight for farmers and assist in marketing of Florida-grown crops to keep Florida growing.
Walker will assure the public of food safety through proper permitting and inspection of food establishments, food products, and laboratory analysis of a variety of food products sold and produced in our state. He also believes in child nutrition programs and will work to ensure that all kids have free lunch in public schools.
Walker believes in common sense gun laws. This includes a mandatory thorough background check for all Concealed Weapon Permit. He will support a ban on assault rifles, bump stocks, and high capacity magazine. He will NOT support arming teachers.
Walker believes in renewable energy. Florida is the Sunshine State, but we are currently under-utilizing the power of the Sun, an unlimited natural resource available to all. Florida is one of the least solar friendly states and Walker wants to change that. He will encourage policies and regulations that will allow easy accessibility of solar energy to Floridians. Florida’s energy policies should not be dictated by energy companies. It is time to end the monopoly and bring affordable, clean, renewable energy to all Floridians.
Once again, Floridians are seeing toxic algae bloom due to discharge from Lake Okeechobee. The current administration had 8 years to do something about it but nothing had been done. Walker will gather experts in the field to address this issue on day one. His goal is to return flow of rivers from Lake Okeechobee south to the Everglades, increases reservoir south of the Lake with a water processing center, and hold polluters accountable. Unlike his opponents, Walker will not accept money from Big Sugar.
Walker will protect Florida’s water, encouraging policies that will conserve and address water quality throughout the state. This includes reducing pollutants like pesticides, fertilizers, and animal waste from entering Florida’s water resources. He will conserve Florida’s natural resources and will coordinate and assist in Florida’s aquaculture industry.