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Putnam retired at the end of the 111th Congress to become Florida's agriculture commissioner.

Rep. Adam H. Putnam (R-Fla.)

  • District: 12th District, West central -- Polk and Hillsborough counties
  • Residence: Bartow
  • Born: July 31, 1974; Bartow, Fla.
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Family: Wife, Melissa Putnam; four children
  • Education: U. of Florida, B.S. 1995 (economics)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Fla. House, 1996-00; U.S. House, 2009, 2001-11
  • Elected: Elected: 2000 (5th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Capital Markets, Insurance & GSEs; Housing & Community Opportunity)
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State Information: 12th District, West central -- Polk and Hillsborough counties

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Dennis Ross (R) 102,704 48.1%
Lori Edwards (D) 87,769 41.1%
Randy Wilkinson (TEA) 22,857 10.7%
2008 general Adam Putnam (R) 185,698 57.5%
Doug Tudor (D) 137,465 42.5%
2006 general Adam Putnam (R) 124,452 69.1%
Joe Viscusi (X) 34,976 19.4%
Ed Bowlin (X) 20,636 11.5%
2004 general Adam Putnam (R) 179,204 64.9%
Bob Hagenmaier (D) 96,965 35.1%
2002 general Adam Putnam (R)   unopposed
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 49% John McCain: 50%
2004 John Kerry: 42% George W. Bush: 58%
2000 Al Gore: 44% George W. Bush: 54%

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