BusinessForce Makes Endorsements in Pivotal Central Florida Legislative Races

ORLANDO, FL (August 4, 2016) — BusinessForce announced several endorsements for key legislative races in Central Florida following a comprehensive and deliberative candidate selection process.

“These endorsements send a strong signal to our region’s business community and recognize the legislative candidates who are best equipped to support and serve our region in Tallahassee after this election,” said Craig Swygert, BusinessForce Chair and Central Florida Market President at Clear Channel Outdoor.

Florida Senate

District 11: Representative Randolph Bracy (D)

District 15: *Bob Healy, Jr. (D)

Florida House of Representatives

District 45: *Greg Jackson (D)

District 52: Brian Hodgers (R)

District 53: Randy Fine (R)

*Primary Election Only

“We are confident that each candidate will advance policies that support our free enterprise system, job creation and economic growth and opportunities for Central Florida’s small businesses and hardworking families,” said Chris Stewart, Director of State Government Affairs for the American Resort Development Association and Chairman of the BusinessForce Legislative Committee.

For more information on each of the endorsed candidates, please visit

BusinessForce is the political action arm of the Central Florida Partnership and its goal is to affect positive change in Central Florida through regional public policy advocacy and by encouraging and supporting candidates for public office who, as public officials, will embrace free enterprise and sound, responsible business practices in government.



Robert Agrusa, Executive Director