Small Business Wins Big on Election Day

Date: November 15, 2018

Related Content: News Elections Florida

Seventy eight of the 85 candidates endorsed by NFIB in Florida won on Election Day, including Governor-elect Ron DeSantis.

“Election Day was a big day for small businesses in Florida,” said Bill Herrle, NFIB’s Executive Director in Florida. “NFIB supported candidates that have committed their support to small business, and we look forward to working with them to continue to improve our business climate.”

Small business owners were important stakeholders of the Governor’s race. NFIB endorsed Ron DeSantis for Governor in September.

“The Governor of our state plays a critical role in the growth of our economy and the livelihood of the small businesses who power it,” Herrle said. “Governor-elect DeSantis will be a champion for small businesses across Florida. NFIB looks forward to working with him to make Florida an even better place to own, operate and grow a small business.”

Endorsed candidates who won included:

Governor and Cabinet

Governor – Ron DeSantis

Ashley Moody – Attorney General

Jimmy Patronis – Chief Financial Officer

 

Florida Senate                         

SD 2 – Senator George Gainer

SD 4 – Senator Aaron Bean

SD 8 – Senator Keith Perry

SD 10 – Senator Wilton Simpson

SD 12 – Senator Dennis Baxley

SD 16 – Ed Hooper

SD 20 – Senator Tom Lee

SD 22 – Senator Kelli Stargel

SD 23 – Representative Joe Gruters

SD 24 – Senator Jeff Brandes

SD 25 – Representative Gayle Harrell

SD 26 – Representative Ben Albritton

SD 28 – Senator Kathleen Passidomo

SD 30 – Senator Bobby Powell

SD 36 – Representative Manny Diaz

 

Florida House

HD 1 – Mike Hill

HD 3 – Representative Jayer Williamson

HD 4 – Representative Mel Ponder                                  

HD 6 – Representative Jay Trumbull

HD 10 – Chuck Brannan

HD 11 – Representative Cord Byrd

HD 12 – Representative Clay Yarborough

HD 15 – Wyman Duggan

HD 16 – Representative Jason Fischer

HD 17 – Representative Cyndi Stevenson                                     

HD 19 – Representative Bobby Payne

HD 21 – Representative Chuck Clemons

HD 22 – Representative Charlie Stone

HD 23 – Representative Stan McClain

HD 24 – Representative Paul Renner

HD 25 – Representative Tom Leek

HD 27 – Representative David Santiago

HD 28 – David Smith

HD 29 – Representative Scott Plakon

HD 31 – Representative Jennifer Sullivan

HD 32 – Anthony Sabatini

HD 33 – Brett Hage

HD 34 – Representative Ralph Massullo Jr.

HD 35 – Representative Blaise Ingoglia

HD 36 – Representative Amber Mariano

HD 37 – Ardian Zika

HD 38 – Representative Danny Burgess

HD 39 – Representative Josie Tomkow

HD 40 – Representative Colleen Burton

HD 42 – Representative Mike LaRosa   

HD 50 – Representative Rene Plasencia

HD 51 – Tyler Sirois

HD 52 – Representative Thad Altman  

HD 53 – Representative Randy Fine

HD 54 – Representative Erin Grall

HD 55 – Representative Cary Pigman

HD 58 – Representative Lawrence McClure

HD 60 – Representative Jackie Toledo

HD 64 – Representative James Grant

HD 65 – Representative Chris Sprowls

HD 66 – Nick DiCeglie

HD 67 – Representative Chris Latvala

HD 73 – Tommy Gregory

HD 74 – James Buchanan

HD 76 – Representative Ray Rodrigues

HD 77 – Representative Dane Eagle

HD 78 – Representative Heather Fitzenhagen

HD 79 – Spencer Roach

HD 80 – Representative Byron Donalds

HD 82 – Representative MaryLynn Magar

HD 83 – Toby Overdorf

HD 85 – Representative Rick Roth

HD 86 – Representative Matt Wilhite

HD 87 – Representative David Silvers

HD 93 – Chip LaMarca

HD 106 – Representative Bob Rommel

HD 111 – Representative Bryan Avila

HD 115 – Vance Aloupis

HD 116 – Representative Daniel Perez

HD 120 – Representative Holly Raschein

 

 

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