Gubernatorial hopeful Putnam puts focus on education

The race to replace Gov. Rick Scott is heating up

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The race for governor is heating up.

Republican front-runner and Florida's Secretary of Agriculture Adam Putnam appeared on This Week in South Florida with Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg to share his vision for education and the need for school funding.

"The vast majority of our students are in a traditional public school, and we need to make sure the resources are following those students so that teachers and students have the tools they need to compete in this global economy and win," Putman said.

Putnam is gearing up for what looks like a tough primary against U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, who has the support of President Donald Trump, and Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran, who is expected to enter the race.

If Putnam wins, he’ll face the winner of the crowded Democratic primary. Former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, and Businessman Chris King are also running for office. 

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Elsa Bolt is a South Florida native and an Emmy Award Winning Executive News Producer. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Miami in 2008, she entered the news industry and has spent most of her career with Local 10 News.