For Immediate Release
Monday, July 18, 2022

Sarah Bascom,, 850.294.6636
Kelsey Deasy,, 941.400.8183


AIF Releases Roster of Endorsements for 2022 Legislative Races

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today announced its roster of endorsements for legislative races in Florida.

“This year, AIF continued its long-held tradition of reviewing and speaking at length with candidates so that we can help better inform the business community about who will fight for pro-business policies and initiatives,” said AIF President and CEO Brewster Bevis. “Governor Ron DeSantis and the Legislature have built a state that businesses and people are flocking to, but we want that continue, and we believe these are the best legislative candidates to make that happen.”

The AIF Political Council interviewed more than 80 candidates over the past three months, asking them a series of questions on issues important to the business community around the state of Florida. AIF makes its endorsements based on information gleaned from these interviews and the voting records of elected officials if running for re-election or another seat, as well as their public support or opposition of business issues.

AIF does not endorse in every race. There are several races with multiple qualified candidates, and there are also races where AIF was unable to gather enough information to determine which candidate would be better on business-related issues.

“There are several races with multiple candidates that would be tremendous pro-business legislators, and we would be excited to work with any of them,” said AIF Vice President of Governmental Affairs Adam Basford.

Additionally, AIF does not endorse in races that are unopposed. In regard to this, Basford stated, “We want to congratulate all those who are already won their election or re-election without opposition, and we look forward to working with them.”

Further endorsements may be released in the future. Depending on the outcome of certain primaries and if AIF receives further information, it may make additional endorsements at a later time.

“We encourage Florida business owners to support these AIF-endorsed candidates, as they are committed to helping create an environment where businesses can continue to grow and thrive in the great state of Florida,” concluded Bevis.

The following Senate candidates have been endorsed by AIF:

1: Senator Doug Broxson
2: Jay Trumbull
3: Corey Simon
4: Clay Yarborough
7: Senator Travis Hutson
8: Senator Tom Wright
9: Senator Keith Perry
10: Senator Jason Brodeur
11: Blaise Ingoglia
12: Colleen Burton
13: Senator Dennis Baxley
14: Jay Collins
15: Kamia Brown
16: Senator Darryl Rouson
17: Senator Linda Stewart
18: Nick DiCeglie
20: Senator Jim Boyd
21: Senator Ed Hooper
22: Senator Joe Gruters
23: Senator Danny Burgess
24: Senator Bobby Powell
27: Senator Ben Albritton
30: Senator Tina Polsky
33: Jonathan Martin
34: Senator Shevrin Jones
35: Senator Lauren Book
36: Senator Ileana Garcia
38: Alexis Calatayud


The following House candidates have been endorsed by AIF:

1: Representative Michelle Salzman
2: Representative Alex Andrade
6: Griff Griffitts
8: Franklin Gallop
11: Representative Sam Garrison
15: Dean Black
16: Lake Ray
17: Jessica Baker
19: Representative Paul Renner
20: Representative Bobby Payne
22: Representative Chuck Clemons
23: Representative Ralph Massullo
26: Representative Keith Truenow
28: Representative Tom Leek
30: Chase Tramont
33: Representative Randy Fine
34: Robert Brackett
35: Representative Fred Hawkins
36: Rachel Plakon
37: Susan Plascencia
38: Representative David Smith
39: Charles Hart
41: Bruce Antone
46: Representative Kristen Arrington
47: Dan Marquith
50: Jennifer Canady
51: Representative Josie Tomkow
52: John Temple
53: Jeff Holcomb
54: Representative Randy Maggard
55: Kevin Steele
56: Brad Yeager
57: Adam Anderson
60: Audrey Henson
61: Representative Linda Chaney
66: Representative Traci Koster
67: Representative Fentrice Driskell
68: Representative Lawrence McClure
69: Representative Andrew Learned
70: Representative Mike Beltran
72: Representative Tommy Gregory
73: Representative Fiona McFarland
77: Tiffany Esposito
78: Representative Jenna Persons
80: Representative Adam Botana
84: Representative Dana Trabulsy
85: Representative Toby Overdorf
86: Representative John Snyder
87: Representative Mike Caruso
89: Representative David Silvers
91: Andy Thompson
94: Representative Rick Roth
96: Representative Dan Daley
100: Representative Chip LaMarca
106: Jordan Leonard
109: Representative James Bush III
113: Vicki Lopez
114: Representative Demi Busatta Cabrera
115: Alina Garcia
118: Representative Juan Fernandez-Barquin
120: Representative Jim Mooney



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, please visit and follow @VoiceofFLBiz.

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