September 13, 2018
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) Board of Directors today announced it has endorsed Republican Candidates Ron DeSantis, Matt Caldwell and Ashley Moody in their bid to serve on the Florida Cabinet. The endorsement of Jimmy Patronis by the AIF Board of Directors was previously announced in July 2018.
“AIF Board of Directors is proud to endorse Ron DeSantis, Matt Caldwell and Ashley Moody candidacy for the Florida Cabinet,” said AIF President and CEO Tom Feeney. “All three Republicans are the best candidates in their respective races to carry forward pro-business initiatives that will help Florida employers and employees succeed. In addition to our endorsement of Jimmy Patronis for CFO made in July, AIF Board of Directors stands with Ron DeSantis for Governor, Matt Caldwell for Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and Ashley Moody for Attorney General.”
“I am honored to receive the Associated Industries of Florida’s endorsement for Governor of our great state,” said DeSantis. “I am committed to creating jobs, lowering taxes, and empowering businesses all across Florida to succeed. I am the only candidate for Governor who will protect Florida's businesses from burdensome overregulation and devastating tax increases. I look forward to working as Governor to ensure that Florida is the best place in the country to do business.”
“I am proud to have the endorsement of Associated Industries of Florida, the voice of Florida business,” said Caldwell. “During my time in the Florida Legislature, we successfully cut taxes and reduced burdensome regulations. As Florida’s next Commissioner of Agriculture, I’m committed to continue to get government out of the way so Florida businesses can be successful, our economy can continue to grow, and families can thrive.”
“Thank you to the Associated Industries of Florida for their endorsement of my candidacy to become Florida’s next Attorney General,” said Moody. “As the state’s next top prosecutor and chief legal officer, I will enforce the laws and promote a strong judicial system, the backbone of a healthy, vibrant state.”
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.
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