Southwest Florida Legislative Candidates Endorsed by Small Business

Date: July 12, 2016 Last Edit: July 19, 2016

July 12, 2016

– The National Federation of Independent Business, Florida’s leading small-business association, today announced
its endorsed candidates in several Southwest 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

Florida Senate
SD 27 – Lizbeth Benacquisto (R)*
SD 28 – Kathleen
Passidomo (R)*

House of Representatives
HD 76 – Ray Rodrigues (R)                                          
HD 79 – Matt Caldwell
HD 80 – Byron Donalds
HD 106 – Bob Rommel

*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. 

Contact: Bill Herrle (850) 681-0416

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