FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Kristen Butler, (850) 681-0416
Tallahassee, June 29, 2017 – The National Federation of Independent Business, Florida’s leading small business association, today announced endorsements in two special election primary races in South Florida, endorsing Rep. Jose Felix Diaz in Senate District 40, and Jose Mallea in House District 116. The endorsements were made by the NFIB Florida PAC, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members.
“Rep. Diaz has proven his dedication to protecting small business owners during his time in the Florida House, and we’re certain he will continue to promote pro-business policies that help job creators and the economy in the Senate,” said Bill Herrle, NFIB/Florida Executive Director.
“My grandparents were small business owners. My dad is a small business owner. Receiving the NFIB endorsement means so much to me. It means that small businesses recognize that I am firmly committed to creating new jobs and getting rid of burdensome regulations,” Diaz said.
“In House District 116, NFIB endorses Jose Mallea because as a small business owner and NFIB member himself, he truly understands the challenges our members in South Florida face. He will fight for small business and represent our members well in the Florida House,” Herrle said.
“NFIB’s support for small business is crucial, and I’m proud to have their endorsement,” Mallea said. “I look forward to working with them to advance policies that support both entrepreneurs and employees by removing barriers to starting and sustaining businesses that put people to work.”
The NFIB Florida PAC 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 10,000 of Florida’s small businesses.