The NFIB Florida PAC today endorsed Wilton Simpson for state agriculture commissioner. The political action committee is comprised solely of NFIB small business members in the Sunshine State.
“Farming is one of Florida’s most essential industries,” NFIB State Executive Bill Herrle said. “Besides regulating the state’s agricultural resources, the commissioner oversees everything from the sale of motor fuels to auto repair shops, moving companies, and pest control.
“Agriculture commissioner is one of the powerful, important positions in state government, which is why we need to elect a strong leader like Wilton Simpson,” Herrle said.
“Wilton Simpson is president of the state Senate, where he has earned a 90% NFIB Voting Record, supporting the small business position on a host of issues from civil liability to abolishing the state’s antiquated Constitution Revision Commission,” Herrle said. “Wilton Simpson has shown us time and again that he understands the issues facing Florida’s job creators and will do everything he can to ensure that our small, independent businesses can continue to grow and create jobs.
“That’s why the NFIB Florida PAC has chosen to endorse Wilton Simpson as the state’s next commissioner of agriculture.”
Today’s endorsement is significant in a critical election year. Small business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for actively recruiting friends, family members, and acquaintances to vote. The PAC’s support is based on candidates’ positions and records on small-business issues.