The Florida Chamber of Commerce officially revealed approval of five pro-business contenders for seats in the State Senate recently in Tallahassee, furthering its mission to elect candidates supporting private sector growth in the Sunshine State.
Earning support from the chamber are current Republican Representatives Doug Holder of Venice, Kathleen Passidomo of Naples and Ritch Workman of Melbourne; and Democratic Representatives Edwin Narain of Tampa and Bobby Powell of Riviera Beach.
The candidates bring strong track records of advocacy for small business and families, education, free enterprise and job creation, and an improved legal climate for Florida’s long-term future.
“Each day, we are reminded how effective leadership that focuses on the long-term can be for our state,” Marian Johnson, SVP of political operations for the Florida Chamber of Commerce, said. “We believe that each candidate we endorse will ensure the long-term needs of Florida’s families and small businesses are placed before short-term political fixes and special interest agendas.”
The Chamber noted that its choices reflect candidates’ ranking on the Florida Chamber’s Legislative Report Card as well as interview sessions conducted throughout the state with both current representatives and non-incumbent aspirants.
Each of the endorsed nominees ranked at least a “B” grade on the Chamber’s Legislative Report Card, with Passimodo and Workman both scoring 100 percent.
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