Small Business Announces Primary Endorsements

Date: August 05, 2014

CONTACT: Bill Herrle, Kristen Butler   
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Small Business Announces Primary Endorsements


Tallahassee, August 5, 2014 – The National Federation of Independent Business, Florida’s leading small-business association, today announced its primary election endorsements for state House and Senate.

“An endorsement from NFIB represents these candidates’ commitment to ensuring that Florida maintains its pro-small-business climate,” said Bill Herrle, NFIB/Florida Executive Director. “We’re confident that these candidates understand the challenges facing Florida’s small business owners and will fight for legislation that creates jobs and improves the economy.”  

The endorsements comes from the NFIB/Florida SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, the political action committee for NFIB/Florida’s membership, and is based on candidates’ positions regarding key small-business issues including healthcare, taxes, and labor and regulatory issues.

Florida Senate

SD 6 – John Thrasher
SD 16 – Thad Altman
SD 20 – Jack Latvala
SD 30 – Lizbeth Benacquisto
SD 32 – Joe Negron

Florida House

HD 3 – Doug Broxson
HD 5 – Brad Drake
HD 6 – Jay Trumbull
HD 15 – Jay Fant
HD 16 – Charles McBurney
HD 28 – Jason Brodeur
HD 40 – Colleen Burton
HD 44 – Eric Eisnaugle
HD 50 – Tom Goodson
HD 53 – John Tobia
HD 64 – James Grant
HD 77 – Dane Eagle
HD 79 – Matt Caldwell

Additional endorsements may be made leading up to the election at the discretion of the SAFE Trust political action committee.

NFIB is the nation’s leading small-business advocacy association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small- and independent-business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists sends its views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information about NFIB is available online at  

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