July 24, 2018
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) Board of Directors today announced it has endorsed Republican Candidate Jimmy Patronis in his bid to serve as Florida’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
“AIF Board of Directors proudly endorse Jimmy Patronis to continue serving as Florida’s Chief Financial Officer,” said AIF President and CEO Tom Feeney. “A fourth-generation Floridian who grew up in his family’s restaurant business, Jimmy learned at a young age the value of a dollar and what it takes to run a successful business. Jimmy also has spent many, many hours giving back to his community and our state through his commitment to public service. In his role as CFO, he has led with transparency, accountability, and is constantly fighting fraudulent practices impacting Florida families and businesses. AIF Board of Directors stand with Jimmy Patronis for CFO of Florida.”
“I am absolutely honored that the Associated Industries of Florida Board of Directors has endorsed my campaign to remain Florida’s Chief Financial Officer,” said CFO Patronis. “I thank AIF for their support and advocacy on behalf of businesses in our state. I’ve received their Champions for Business award multiple times, and I look forward to continuing to work with them to create further prosperity and strong fiscal growth in Florida by building the best economic climate possible for our job creators and families alike.”
Known as “The Voice of Florida Business” in the Sunshine State, Associated Industries of Florida (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.
# # #