Adam H. Putnam
Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam Putnam was elected to Congress in 2000 and in 2003, was appointed to serve as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census. His ascension to the Chairmanship makes Putnam the youngest Subcommittee Chairman in the 108th Congress and one of the youngest in the history of the US Congress. He also serves on the House Republican Policy Committee and the Republican Steering Committee. Prior to his election to Congress, he worked in his family's citrus and cattle business and served in the Florida House of Representatives. Putnam holds a BS in Food and Resource Economics from the University of Florida. He was named by National Journal in 2003 as a "Republican to Watch" and received the US Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise Award, the 60 Plus Association Guardian of Seniors Rights Award and the Americans for Tax Reform Hero of Taxpayer Award. Putnam also won the Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award for Further Government IT Management for 2004 from The Association for Federal Information Resource Management (AFFIRM).