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!