Everglades Trust, a non-profit organization comprised of citizens and businesses “committed to protecting the Everglades,” on Tuesday endorsed Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) in his gubernatorial matchup against Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL).
The organization made the formal announcement official during a press conference in Fort Myers alongside the governor.
“You know, Chris called him America’s governor. I like to call him America’s Everglades governor because he’s been an absolute champion on Everglades restoration,” Anna Upton, CEO of the Everglades Trust, said at the press conference, noting DeSantis originally made Everglades restoration a “centerpiece” of his platform.