BusinessForce announces 2020 General Election Endorsements

September 16, 2020

CONTACT: Michelle Ertel, Executive Director, 407.432.0709,

BusinessForce Makes Endorsements in Central Florida General Election Contests

ORLANDO, FL (September 16, 2020) – BusinessForce announced several endorsements for key races in Central Florida following a comprehensive and deliberative candidate selection process.

“Our Board has worked diligently to support candidates in Central Florida that will support business and growth during these challenging times, BusinessForce Chairman, Jose Boscan said.  “We believe the candidates we support will bring us economic growth and prosperity. Please vote for our endorsed candidates in November!”

Florida House of Representatives

Florida Senate District 9, Jason Brodeur

Florida Senate District 11, Randolph Brady

Florida Senate District 15, Victor Torres

Florida House District 30, David Smith

Florida House District 29, Scott Plakon

Florida House District 30,Bob Cortes

Florida House District 31, Keith Truenow

Florida House District 39, Josie Tomkow

Florida House District 42, Fred Hawkins

Florida House District 44, Bruno Portigliatti

Florida House District 50, Rene Plasencia

Seminole County

County Commission District 1, Bob Dallari

County Commission District 3, Lee Constantine

County Commission District 5, Andria Herr

Dan Pollock, Chairman of the Business Force Legislative Committee said, “After extensive interviews, we proudly endorse each of these candidates as the strongest stewards of the business community in their general election races. Their perspectives are needed now more than ever in Tallahassee as our state comes through this pandemic and our economy embarks on the road to recovery.”

Chairman of the Business Force County Committee, Angel de la Portilla, commented, “In these very challenging times, we need proven leaders who are able to make smart fiscal and policy decisions at the state and local level to help drive a full economic recovery within our region. The slate of candidates endorsed by Business Force in 2020 have demonstrated, throughout their professional and public careers, to be effective in getting things done.”

BusinessForce is an independent, nonpartisan organization composed of regional business and community leaders that represent thousands of businesses and their tens of thousands of employees who are interested in promoting a pro-business environment. We support candidates and elected officials in our region who endorse the free enterprise system and sound, responsible business practices in government. Visit for more information.