BusinessForce announced several endorsements for general election in races pivotal to Central Florida. This follows a highly successful and robust primary election as well as more than 35 hours of interviews conducted with candidates.
"These endorsements send a strong signal to our region's business community," said Craig Swygert, BusinessForce Chair and Central Florida Market President at Clear Channel Outdoor. "We recognize the legislative, county commission, and school board candidates who are best equipped to support and serve our region in Tallahassee and our local communities after this election."
"We are confident that each candidate will advance policies that support our free enterprise system, job creation and economic growth and opportunities for Central Florida's small businesses and hardworking families," said Robert Agrusa, Executive Director of BusinessForce.
District 13: Dean Asher (R)
District 15: Peter Vivaldi (R)
District 22: Senator Kelli Stargel (R)
Florida House of Representatives
District 27: Rep. David Santiago (R)
District 28: Rep. Jason Brodeur (R)
District 29: Rep. Scott Plakon (R)
District 30: Rep. Bob Cortes (R) *
District 40: Rep. Colleen Burton (R)
District 42: Rep. Mike LaRosa (R)
District 47: Rep. Mike Miller (R) *
District 50: Rep. Rene Plasencia (R) *
District 51: Rep. Tom Goodson (R)
District 53: Randy Fine (R) *
Orange County Commission
District 1: Bobby Olszewski *
District 5: Ted Edwards *
Osceola County Commission
District 1: Peggy Choudhry (D) *
District 3: Brandon Arrington (R) *
Seminole County Commission
District 1: Brenda Carey (R)
District 5: Robert Dallari (R)
Orange County School Board
District 7: Christine Moore *
*Early Endorsement in the 2016 Election Cycle
For more about the endorsed candidates, click here.
For more information about BusinessForce, click here.
BusinessForce is the political action arm of the Central Florida Partnership and its goal is to affect positive change in Central Florida through regional public policy advocacy and by encouraging and supporting candidates for public office who, as public officials, will embrace free enterprise and sound, responsible business practices in government.