For Immediate Release
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today announced it has endorsed Republican Candidate Jimmy Patronis in his re-election bid to continue serving as Florida’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
“AIF is proud to endorse our friend and constant advocate for Florida job creation - Jimmy Patronis,” said AIF President and CEO Brewster Bevis. “CFO Patronis fought to quickly reopen our state for business after the COVID-19 shutdown and safely bring back workers, no doubt saving jobs and helping businesses stay afloat. He was also the first statewide elected official to support putting covid liability protections into state law to protect businesses from unscrupulous trial lawyers trying to take advantage of the pandemic for their own profit.”
“Throughout his time in office, CFO Patronis has also taken action to lower workers’ compensation insurance rates for businesses, worked to prevent fraud that drives up homeowners’ insurance rates, and been a tireless advocate for our state’s first responders,” added Bevis. “He is a proven leader who fights for Florida families and the best candidate to continue serving as Florida’s CFO.”
“AIF is unparalleled in their support for Florida businesses,” said CFO Jimmy Patronis. “During my time in public service, I was honored to receive three awards from AIF as their ‘Champion for Business’ and they have been one of the most committed partners to creating Florida jobs that I have ever worked with. I am pleased to receive their endorsement and look forward to working with them for another four years.”
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.
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