Associated Builders and Contractors endorses Jeff Brandes for Senate District 22

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Associated Builders and Contractors announced its endorsement of Jeff Brandes for the Florida Senate. In a statement, ABC said it strongly believes that elected officials must be committed to creating a more business friendly environment that will attract more private sector jobs and opportunities

“Our industry’s unemployment rate is over 18% in Florida, contractors have been particularly hard hit by this recession.” said Steve Cona, President/CEO of ABC’s Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. Jeff Brandes knows firsthand the challenges of the commercial construction industry; we will do all we can to elect Jeff Brandes to the Florida Senate.”

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