Associated Industries of Florida PAC Announces Florida Senate and House Endorsements

By: Associated Industries of Florida Release
By: Associated Industries of Florida Release

TALLAHASSEE – August 1, 2012 –

The Associated Industries of Florida Political Action Committee (AIFPAC) today announced its endorsement of the following 19 additional candidates running for Florida House seats.

Endorsements in the Primary Election:

House District Candidate

27 David Santiago (R)

68 Frank Farkas (R)

84 Larry Lee (D)

Endorsements in the Primary and General Elections:

House District Candidate

24 Travis Huston (R)

25 Dave Hood (R)

30 Scott Plakon (R)

45 Shannon Currie (D)

46 Bruce Antone (D)

47 Bob Brooks (R)

53 John Tobia (R)

57 Jake Raburn (R)

58 Dan Raulerson (R)

63 Shawn Harrison (R)

67 Ed Hooper (R)

82 Carl Domino (R)

87 Dave Kerner (D)

88 Bobby Powell (D)

97 Jared Moskowitz (D)

98 Katie Edwards (D)

“Over the last month, the AIFPAC has endorsed worthy candidates whose philosophies not only align with those of the business community, but who have also demonstrated that they have the leadership skills and foresight to do what it takes to move Florida forward,” said Tom Feeney, Associated Industries of Florida President and CEO. “We are proud to stand behind these candidates and look forward to working with each of them to cultivate an environment that spurs business and job growth.”

AIFPAC made endorsements following candidate interviews in six cities and after interviewing more than 130 candidates. Previous endorsements can be found at www.aif.com.

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TALLAHASSEE – July 20, 2012 -

The Associated Industries of Florida Political Action Committee (AIFPAC) today announced endorsements of the following nine additional candidates running for Florida Senate seats.

Senate District Endorsed Candidate

8 Dorothy Hukill (R)

10 David Simmons (R)

12 Victoria Siplin (D)

16 Thad Altman (R)

21 Denise Grimsley (R)

24 Tom Lee (R)

25 Joe Abruzzo (D)

29 Jeremy Ring (D)

34 Ellyn Bogdanoff (R)

The AIFPAC plans to release additional endorsements for Florida legislative candidates at a later date. Today’s announcement follows a June 21 release of endorsements in other state legislative races, which can be accessed at www.aif.com.

“AIF’s vision for the future of Florida requires leaders who are committed to fostering the business-friendly climate necessary for job growth and a return to economic prosperity. The Senate candidates endorsed today have clearly demonstrated their support for Florida’s employers and recognize the critical role business plays in the vitality of the state. We look forward to working with them in the Florida Legislature,” said Tom Feeney, Associated Industries of Florida President and CEO.

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TALLAHASSEE – June 22, 2012

Associated Industries of Florida Political Action Committee (AIFPAC) is pleased to announce it has endorsed several candidates running for the Florida Senate and House. As AIF’s Political Council conducts additional candidate interviews, more endorsements will be announced in the coming weeks.

Below is a list of the endorsements made today.

“The candidates endorsed today best reflect the values and principles of Associated Industries of Florida and its members. We look forward to working with them on the issues employers believe are critical to future job growth, economic success, and the vitality of our great state,” said Tom Feeney, Associated Industries of Florida President and CEO.

SENATE

District Candidate
1 Don Gaetz (R)
2 Greg Evers (R)
3 Bill Montford (D)
4 Mike Weinstein (R)
6 John Thrasher (R)
7 Rob Bradley (R)
9 Audrey Gibson (D)
11 Alan Hays (R)
13 Andy Gardiner (R)
15 Kelli Stargel (R)
17 John Legg (R)
18 Wilton Simpson (R)
20 Jack Latvala (R)
26 Bill Galvano (R)
27 Mack Bernard (D)
30 Lizbeth Benacquisto (R)
31 Chris Smith (D)
32 Joe Negron (R)
35 Gwen Margolis (D)
39 Ron Saunders (D)

HOUSE

District Candidate
2 Clay Ford (R)
3 Doug Broxson (R)
5 Marti Coley (R)
11 Janet Adkins (R)
12 Lake Ray (R)
14 Mia Jones (D)
17 Mike Davis (R)
20 Clovis Watson, Jr. (D)
21 Keith Perry (R)
28 Jason Brodeur (R)
29 Chris Dorworth (R)
34 Jimmie Smith (R)
35 Robert Schenck (R)
36 Mike Fasano (R)
37 Richard Corcoran (R)
39 Neil Combee (R)
40 Seth McKeel (R)
41 John Wood (R)
42 Mike Horner (R)
44 Steve Precourt (R)
50 Tom Goodson (R)
51 Steve Crisafulli (R)
65 Peter Nehr (R)
66 Larry Ahern (R)
71 Jim Boyd (R)
72 Ray Pilon (R)
73 Greg Steube (R)
74 Doug Holder (R)
77 Dane Eagle (R)
79 Matt Caldwell (R)
80 Matt Hudson (R)
81 Steve Perman (D)
83 Gayle Harrell (R)
85 Pat Rooney, Jr. (R)
89 Bill Hager (R)
93 George Moraitis (R)
100 Joe Gibbons (D)
103 Manny Diaz, Jr. (R)
105 Carlos Trujillo (R)
106 Kathleen Passidomo (R)
107 John Patrick Julien (D)
110 Jose Oliva (R)
111 Eddy Gonzalez (R)
114 Erik Fresen (R)
115 Michael Bileca (R)
118 Frank Artiles (R)
119 Jeanette Nunez (R)
120 Holly Raschein (R)


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