Since the early 1800s, Matt Caldwell’s family has had roots in Florida. Today, Matt is staying true to those roots and running for Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Before deciding to run for Agriculture Commissioner, Matt Caldwell was your average, everyday, pocket constitution carrying member of Florida’s House of Representatives.

The man who once tweeted that he’d rather engage in fisticuffs with a coyote rather than an alligator (any Floridian would), decided to jump into a statewide election to shift the focus to the issues he sees as most important: “jobs, water, and the second amendment.”

In this episode, you’ll hear him talk about his background growing up in Fort Myers, his experience as one of the trailblazers in Florida Gulf Coast University’s inaugural years, and his love for the natural beauty of the state.