Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis (R) continues to gain support in his reelection bid as the National Federation of Independent Business Florida PAC (NFIB) announced this week that it was endorsing Patronis. The NFIB is the leading small business association.
Bill Herrle, the State Executive Director of the group, announced the endorsement, expressing that “since becoming CFO in 2017, Jimmy Patronis has supported much-needed lawsuit abuse reform and been a champion of prosecuting financial fraud, one of the biggest reasons Main Street businesses have seen their insurance rates skyrocket in years.”
“Small business is essential to Florida’s continued financial health, and Jimmy Patronis has shown us time and again that he understands the challenges facing Florida’s job creators and will do anything he can to ensure we remain a state where small businesses can thrive,” Herrle added.
Patronis welcomed the endorsement, thanking Herrle for the work they both have been involved in.
“Thank you to Bill Herrle for advocating for businesses across the state – especially during the COVID-19 pandemic – and for all of your member business’ support over the past four years,” Patronis said.
Before then-Governor Rick Scott (R) appointed him to Florida’s CFO, Patronis owned a family business called Capt. Anderson’s in Panama City Beach.
“I know the struggle that business owners face,” Patronis said, adding that “running a small business isn’t easy, but it is rewarding.” There are concerning “about making payroll,’ and there is “the risk they take every time they step out in faith and seek to grow and become larger,” and Patronis expressed that he wants “those of us in government to provide predictable and fair processes to let businesses flourish and create more jobs in Florida.”
This, Patronis affirms, is his “continuing commitment” to Floridians.
In his reelection bid, Patronis has received endorsements from a number of political figures including Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody (R) and President Donald Trump (R).