Positive T. A. Nelson

Commissioner of Agriculture

A former seven-term Senator, Commissioner Nelson notes that his name, “Positive,” is not just a name but an attitude towards life.

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His “Positive” perspective has earned Mr. Nelson a reputation as an honest, efficient and responsive leader. 

Commissioner Nelson has a B.S. Degree in Accounting from St. Augustine’s University; leadership training certificates from the Henry Toll Fellowship & Eastern Leadership Academy respectively; a certificate in “Driving Government Performance” from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard,

a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Notre Dame University and is a John C. Maxwell Certified Speaker, Teacher, Trainer and Coach. He also holds certificates in mediation, arbitration, and hearing administration.

Commissioner Nelson is  married to his high school sweetheart, Kimberly (Roper) Nelson since 1993 and together they have three sons and one daughter. They are also very happy grandparents.

Commissioner Nelson sits on the following Boards:

– Hemp Commission

– Economic Development Authority

– St. Georges Botanical Garden


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