AIF Names Champions for Business Award Winners

AIF Names Champions for Business Award Winners

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
April 24, 2024

The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) recently released its list of 2024 Voting Records and announced its 2024 Champions for Business award winners.

AIF keeps a voting record to record the voting history of of each member of the Florida Legislature during Florida’s 60-day legislative session. Scores are based on committee, amendment and floor votes cast on bills and amendments that were advocated, promoted or opposed by AIF, with every bill and vote carrying equal weight.

"Fifty years ago, AIF was the first business group to provide a comprehensive report of the voting records of Florida legislators for employers in our state," said AIF President and CEO Brewster Bevis. "Each year since, we have continued to compile this Voting Records report to provide the business community with a metric by which to determine if a legislator supports businesses with the power of their vote. And while these vote records are incredibly important, they only tell part of the story. As we work closely with legislators throughout each session, we recognize there are equally important non-vote related actions that some take to support job creators that can be instrumental in helping get a priority issue addressed."

With its Voting Records report, AIF also names its Champions for Business every year for the past 21 years, a recognition of elected officials who advanced key legislation and have taken risks for their beliefs in the success of Florida’s business industry.

The AIF named the following as their Champions: Senate President Kathleen Passidomo, Senator Danny Burgess, Senator Nick DiCeglie, Senator Jay Trumbull, Senator Clay Yarborough, Representative Jennifer Canady, Representative Tiffany Esposito, Representative Mike Giallombardo, Representative Toby Overdorf.

This year's AIF Voting Records report is available in full here. The Voting Records Database, which includes 241,266 votes, 2,505 bills, and over 900 legislators from the last 50 years, is available at

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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