Alligator Ron Bergeron, Sr. has made the decision to take his cowboy hat out of the governor’s race. The respected South Florida businessman, Everglades conservationist and former Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation (FWC) Commissioner has announced he will not be launching a campaign for the governor’s chair.
“This was one of my most difficult decisions I have ever made because of my love for Florida, all Floridians and my desire to make a difference for others. It was a family decision made with my life partner, Ali Waldman, and our children,” said Bergeron.
Bergeron is the founder of the Bergeron Family of Companies, which manages over 60 companies including Bergeron Land Development, one of the state of Florida’s largest site development and roadway construction contractors, Bergeron Properties & Investment Corp., a real estate holding company, and Bergeron Emergency Services, a disaster recovery business.
“Instead of raising millions for a political race, I would rather raise millions helping others.”
Now that he has made a final decision, Bergeron is renewing his focus for the future that will include his conservation, philanthropic and entrepreneurial efforts, saying, “Our economy is built on small businesses. Private citizens and government alike must promote and ensure their success. As long as I live, I will commit my time working hard for the people of Florida as a private citizen, and to save one of the natural wonders of the world, the Everglades, for all Floridians.”