NFIB endorses Ellyn Bogdanoff in SD 34

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Florida’s leading small-business association provided a major endorsement for former state Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff in her bid to reclaim Senate District 34.

On Tuesday, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) announced its support of the Fort Lauderdale Republican. The endorsement comes from the NFIB/Florida SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, the political action committee representing members statewide.

“Ellyn is a proven supporter of the small business community, which makes her the best candidate in District 34 to represent our members’ interests,” said NFIB/Florida Executive Director Bill Herrle in a statement.

“In the past, Ellyn has been a trusted small-business ally in the legislature and we are excited to have the opportunity to work with her once again to continue to make Florida a great place to own, operate and grow a small business,” Herrle added.

Bogdanoff served in the Florida House from 2004-2010 and the Florida Senate from 2011-2012 when redistricting her and state Sen. Maria Sachs, both incumbents, competing for the same district in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Sachs defeated Bogdanoff by six points.

The alliance based its decision on Bogdanoff’s positions in key small-business issues including healthcare, taxes, and labor and regulatory issues. During her time in the Senate, she complied a 100 percent NFIB voting record.

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