Northeast Florida Legislative Candidates Endorsed by Small Business

July 6, 2016

Tallahassee, July 6, 2016 – The National Federation of Independent Business, Florida’s leading small-business association, today announced its endorsed candidates in several Northeast Florida legislative races. The endorsements were made by NFIB/Florida SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members.

“Small business owners are facing huge workers compensation hikes from bad Florida Supreme Court opinions. Electing a pro-small business legislature has never been more important,” said Bill Herrle, NFIB/Florida Executive Director. “The endorsed candidates have demonstrated that they genuinely understand the challenges that small business owners in Florida are facing.”

Florida Senate
SD 7 – Travis Hutson (R)
SD 8 – Keith Perry (R)

Florida House of Representatives
HD 10 – Elizabeth Porter (R)*
HD 12 – Clay Yarborough (R)*
HD 15 – Jay Fant (R)
HD 18 – Travis Cummings (R)
HD 21 – Wenda Lewis (R)*
HD 23 – Stan McClain (R)
HD 24 – Paul Renner (R)

*denotes a primary endorsement

“Small business creates two out of three jobs for Florida’s economy, so it’s important that we have a legislature that supports small business and supports free enterprise,” said Herrle.

The NFIB/Florida SAFE Trust endorsement is based on a candidate’s voting record, interviews, and questionnaire regarding key small-business issues including healthcare, taxes, tort, labor, and regulatory issues. The endorsement brings the considerable grassroots support of more than 10,500 of Florida’s small-businesses.

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