AIFPAC Endorses Representative Jose Diaz in Special Primary Election for Senate District 40

June 26, 2017

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida Political Action Committee (AIFPAC) today announced it has endorsed Republican Candidate Jose Diaz in his bid for Senate District 40, which includes a portion of Miami-Dade County.  The Special Primary Election is scheduled for July 25, 2017. 

“AIF and our members are proud to endorse Representative Diaz in his race for Senate District 40,” said AIF President & CEO Tom Feeney.  “Representative Diaz has been a proven leader for his district and the State of Florida, focusing on issues that matter most to Florida businesses and families, including tax relief, job growth and burdensome regulation reductions.  Currently representing a portion of this district in the Florida House, Representative Diaz is a natural fit for this seat, as he is keenly knowledgeable of the Miami-Dade community and the needs of his fellow Floridians.”

Since the 1994 elections, more than 90 percent of the candidates supported by AIF’s political operations division have won their races. This success is assured through the actions of AIF's Political Council – the AIF research, analysis and education arm. The efforts of the Political Council coupled with the contributions made by the AIFPAC and AIF members have made AIF’s political operations a formidable power in Florida politics.  AIF political operations aim to:

  • To identify, recruit, and support candidates for the Florida Legislature who understand and advocate public policies that promote a business-friendly atmosphere in the State of Florida;
  • To oppose candidates who, by their actions, words, and voting records indicate they are or will be anti-business policymakers if elected or re-elected;
  • To collect and analyze data that increases the understanding among the business community of Florida’s political climate; and
  • To educate employers and business owners on the policymakers and issues that shape Florida politics.

Known as “The Voice of Florida Business” in the Sunshine State, AIF has represented the principles of prosperity and free enterprise before the three branches of state government since 1920. A voluntary association of diversified businesses, AIF was created to foster an economic climate in Florida conducive to the growth, development, and welfare of industry and business and the people of the state.

For more information on AIF, the AIFPAC and the AIF Political Council, please visit AIF.com and follow @VoiceofFLBiz.

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