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Record Group Number: 000200
Series/Collection Number: .S 1866
Creator: Florida. Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Title, Dates: Commissioner Doyle Conner's re-election files, 1982-1989 (bulk 1986-1989).
Amount: 1.0 cubic ft.
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Biographical/Historical:     The officers of Florida's Cabinet, including the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, are elected to office by popular vote every four years.  Doyle Conner was first elected to the Office of Commissioner of Agriculture in 1960, and was re-elected for the next seven elections. In the 1982 election, Conner faced his first major opposing candidate since his initial election to office. He also faced stiff competition in his last election, in 1986. On 9 August 1989, Conner announced that he would not run for re-election in 1990.
      Doyle Conner's service in Florida government began in 1950 when he was elected to Florida's House of Representatives.  During this time, Conner was a sophomore at the University of Florida working towards his Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture.  Before completion of his degree, Conner was re-elected for a second term to the House of Representatives. He was first elected Commissioner of Agriculture in 1960, and was re-elected for the seven elections. He retired in 1990.
Summary:     This series documents Commissioner Doyle Conner's re-election efforts for the 1982 and 1986 elections. There are also records for preliminary activities connected with the 1990 election. Included are campaign finance and bank account records, lists of supporters and contributors, letters of support, demographic data, and news clippings. These records also provide information on target groups, types of political supporters and strategies taken.
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Subject Access Fields: Conner, Doyle, 1928-
Florida. Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Agriculture Florida
Agriculture and politics.
Elections Florida
Campaign funds Florida.
Campaigns, Political.
Financial records. aat
Tax records. aat
Clippings. aat
Florida Agriculture
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