She doesn’t wear a cowboy hat or a belt buckle. She was born and raised in suburban South Florida, not rural Polk County. Her family isn’t tied to the agriculture industry.
Nicole “Nikki” Fried knows she’s not what people see when they imagine a candidate for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. But that, she says, is her key to winning the seat.
“I see things through a new lens where my opponent does not,” she said.