Nov. 1, 2013
Gainesville, Fla. – State Sen. Wilton Simpson has received a top honor for his work on behalf of private enterprise and natural resource conservation in Florida. He received Florida Farm Bureau’s Legislator of the Year award on Oct. 24 at the organization’s 2013 annual meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach.
Simpson, a Trilby resident, was a tireless supporter for legislation that reduced regulations and protected food, fiber and renewable food production throughout the state. He also sponsored a major bill that will preserve water quality in the Everglades.
His success in winning approval from both the Legislature and Gov. Scott for these measures proved his ability to forge solutions to issues of importance for all Floridians.
Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick expressed his appreciation for Simpson’s efforts as a leader on behalf of agricultural producers and other entrepreneurs. “We are grateful for all of the work Sen. Simpson devoted to these issues during the 2013 session,” Hoblick said. “We look forward to his future accomplishments as a responsible public policy advocate who can build a consensus