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Throughout the 2016 election cycle, BusinessForce proudly endorsed the following candidates who were on the ballot for important state and local offices throughout the Central Florida region. It was BusinessForce’s goal to advance Central Florida's business agenda by ensuring pro-business candidates were successful in their respective state and local races and we had plenty of success to look back upon. BusinessForce-backed candidates over performed, winning the vast majority of races in which we engaged and we were successful in championing the passage of all three Orange County Charter Questions, which will provide greater clarity, transparency and accountability for those on both sides of the citizen initiative process and require non-partisan elections and term limits for the county's constitutional officers.

These endorsements were a result of a comprehensive and deliberate candidate selection process. During the course of the candidate interview process, members of the BusinessForce Board of Directors carefully examined their qualifications for office and closely questioned candidates on their positions on a host of important public policy issues ranging from the Orlando Economic Partnership’s Regional Priorities to free enterprise and sound, responsible business practices.

In the end, each of these endorsements sent a strong signal that these candidates deserve the support of the entire business community and Central Florida’s hardworking families as they sought to serve our region in Tallahassee or in local offices.

Congratulations to Our Elected Endorsed Candidates
and Yes on 1-2-3!

 
 

BUSINESSFORCE - ENDORSED CANDIDATES
FOR THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE

Florida Senate

Bracy

Rep. Randolph Bracy (D)
Senate District 11
ELECTED

Asher

Dean Asher (R)
Senate District 13

Vivaldi

Peter Vivaldi (R)
Senate District 15

Stargel

Senator Kelli Stargel (R)
Senate District 22
ELECTED

Florida House of Representatives

Santiago

Rep. David Santiago (R)
House District 27
ELECTED

Brodeur

Rep. Jason Brodeur (R)
House District 28
ELECTED

Plakon

Rep. Scott Plakon (R)
House District 29
ELECTED

Cortes

Rep. Bob Cortes (R)
House District 30
ELECTED

Burton

Rep. Colleen Burton (R)
House District 40

ELECTED

Killebrew

Sam Killebrew (R)
House District 41

ELECTED

LaRosa

Rep. Mike LaRosa (R)
House District 42

ELECTED

Miller

Rep. Mike Miller (R)
House District 47

ELECTED

Plasencia

Rep. Rene Plasencia (R)
House District 50

ELECTED

Goodson

Rep. Tom Goodson (R)
House District 51

ELECTED

Fine

Randy Fine (R)
House District 53

ELECTED

 
 
 

BUSINESSFORCE - ENDORSED CANDIDATES
FOR THE ORANGE COUNTY COMMISSION

Olszewski

Bobby Olszewski
Orange County Commission
District 1

Clarke

Pete Clarke
Orange County Commission
District 3
ELECTED

Edwards

Ted Edwards
Orange County Commission
District 5

 
 
 

BUSINESSFORCE - ENDORSED CANDIDATES
FOR THE OSCEOLA COUNTY COMMISSION

Choudhry

Peggy Choudhry (D)
Osceola County Commission
District 1
ELECTED

Arrington

Brandon Arrington (D)
Osceola County Commission
District 3
ELECTED

Hawkins

Fred Hawkins, Jr. (R)
Osceola County Commission
District 5
ELECTED

 
 

BUSINESSFORCE - ENDORSED CANDIDATES
FOR THE POLK COUNTY COMMISSION

Braswell

Bill Braswell (R)
Polk County Commission
District 3
ELECTED

 
 

BUSINESSFORCE - ENDORSED CANDIDATES
FOR THE SEMINOLE COUNTY COMMISSION

Dallari

Robert Dallari (R)
Seminole County Commission
District 1
ELECTED

Carey

Brenda Carey (R)
Seminole County Commission
District 5
ELECTED

 
 

BUSINESSFORCE - ENDORSED CANDIDATES
FOR ORANGE COUNTY CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICES

DeAguilera

Ed DeAguilera (R)
Orange County Property Appraiser

Diamond

Phil Diamond (D)
Orange County Comptroller
ELECTED

 
 

BUSINESSFORCE - ENDORSED CANDIDATES
FOR THE ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

Gould

Pam Gould
Orange County School Board
District 4
ELECTED

Moore

Christine Moore
Orange County School Board
District 7
ELECTED

 

BusinessForce is the political action arm of the Orlando Economic Partnership. The focus of this line of business is to affect positive change in Central Florida through regional public policy advocacy; BusinessForce helps guide regional leaders by encouraging and supporting candidates for public office who, as public officials, will embrace free enterprise and sound business principles.

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