Candidate for US Congress, FL District 17.
Allen Ellison was born in Highlands County and raised in Hardee County. His father is a pastor and mother, a special needs instructor. As a young man, Allen worked on central Florida’s citrus groves and cattle ranches. He graduated Florida Southern College in Lakeland in 2007, majoring in political science. Allen recognizes the importance of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service and the USDA to continue research in plant diseases, especially citrus greening as well as helping to market our state’s crops. Allen met with farmers in other states to identify other food crops that would suit Florida’s climate and soils if the citrus industry declines from the disease.
Allen Ellison, our own native son of Central Florida, understands our needs and concerns. Central Florida’s cities and farms deserve an effective and practical approach in Washington and Allen Ellison is the one to watch in 2020.