AIF Statement on the 2018 Election Cycle

November 7, 2018

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today released the following statement attributed to its President & CEO Tom Feeney regarding campaigns and initiatives on Florida’s ballot for the 2018 Election Cycle.

Florida Governor
“AIF congratulates Ron DeSantis on a hard-fought win to become the 46th Governor of the great State of Florida.  DeSantis campaigned on continuing to grow our economy, lowering our taxes, and protecting businesses from overregulation.  We applaud him on his victory and look forward to working with him and the Cabinet to continue to make Florida the No. 1 place in the nation to do business.”  

Florida Cabinet
“AIF congratulates Matt Caldwell, Ashley Moody and Jimmy Patronis for claiming victory in their respective races to serve as members of the Florida Cabinet.  We are proud to have stood in support of these three Republicans as they sought election, and look forward to seeing them carry forward initiatives that will foster a pro-business environment that will continue to grow our economy and workforce, as well as reduce burdensome regulations on Florida’s businesses.”

Florida Legislature
“AIF congratulates all business-friendly candidates who were elected to serve in the Florida Senate and Florida House of Representatives for the 2018-2020 term.  With the Florida Legislature maintaining a GOP majority, AIF looks forward to working with each chamber to continue to foster a pro-business environment where Florida businesses and families can continue to prosper for years to come.”   

U.S. Senate & U.S. House
“AIF congratulates all business-friendly candidates who were elected to serve in the U.S. Congress; especially Rick Scott, elected to serve in the U.S. Senate, who has been instrumental in leading the way for businesses in Florida.  We look forward to working with these respective leaders to deliver on our pro-growth, pro-job and free-enterprise message in Washington and continue to make Florida the No. 1 state in the nation for business and families.” 

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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