FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement after Commissioner Nikki Fried was sworn-in to office on Tuesday:
“It is a new chapter in Florida with Commissioner Nikki Fried in the cabinet. Commissioner Fried’s swearing-in represents the first time Democrats will oversee the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the first time in 8 years Democrats have had a voice in Florida’s cabinet.
“Floridians can count on Nikki to stand up to the NRA, and work to make Florida a safer place to live. Nikki will be a champion for our environment, working to implement protections for our coasts and water. As the only Democrat on the clemency board, Nikki will play a critical role in seeing that the process is fair, and that Amendment 4 will be fully implemented.
“Democrats could not be more proud to have Commissioner Fried as a leader, and look forward to seeing what she accomplishes.”