BusinessForce Announces 2020 Primary Endorsements

ORLANDO, FL (August 5, 2020) – BusinessForce has announced their endorsements for key races in Central Florida, following a comprehensive and deliberative candidate selection process.

“We worked very hard to choose candidates who best reflect our mission of promoting free market values and business-friendly ideals. We’re proud of our choices and look forward to working with all of them,” said BusinessForce Chairman, Jose Boscan.

Florida Senate

Florida Senate District 9, Jason Brodeur

Florida Senate District 11, Randolph Bracy

Florida House of Representatives

Florida House District 50, Rene “Coach P” Plasencia

Florida House District 28, 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 42, Kristen Arrington

Florida House District 44, Bruno Portigliatti

Florida House District 48, Julio Rocha

Orange County

County Commission District 1, Betsy Vanderley

County Commission District 3, Mayra Uribe

County Commission District 5, Mike Miller

Sheriff, John Mina

Osceola County

County Commission District 1, Peggy Choudhry

County Commission District 5, Ricky Booth

Sheriff, Mike Fisher

Seminole County

County Commission District 1, Bob Dallari

County Commission District 3, Lee Constantine

Sheriff, Dennis Lemma

Dan Pollock, Chairman of the Business Force Legislative Committee said, “As our region continues to deal with, and move closer toward recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic, it is imperative that those we elect have the grasp of issues and the steadfast determination to work hand-in-hand with the business community.  Businesses, small, medium and large are the engine that drives our economy.  It is with that goal in mind that we have endorsed our 2020 slate of candidates to the Florida Legislature.”

Angel de la Portilla, Chairman of the Business Force County Committee commented, “In these times of uncertainty, we need proven leaders who fully understand the challenges business owners are facing and are able to make prudent fiscal and policy decisions at the local government level which will help accelerate a full economic recovery within our region. The candidates endorsed by Business Force in 2020 for County Commission and Sheriff offices in the tri-county region of Orange, Osceola and Seminole have consistently demonstrated a business-friendly approach throughout their careers in office.”

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.