Press Release: Ardian Zika’s Campaign Raises $101,457 In August

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LAND O' LAKES, FL -- The Ardian Zika Campaign today announced fundraising for the month of August totaling $101,457. Ardian Zika began his campaign for the Florida House of Representatives, District 37 on August 1st.

"I am honored and humbled by the overwhelming support we've received since our campaign began on August 1st. I am grateful for the outpouring of financial contributions from supporters across Pasco County and the Tampa Bay area."

"They believe as I do; that each Floridian should have the opportunity to reach the American Dream through upward economic mobility. I pledge to work tirelessly so that no Floridian is left behind as they embark on their journey toward the American Dream."

"I’m running for the Florida House of Representatives to serve our community. Our
campaign is off to a strong start and I look forward to many exciting days ahead."

About Ardian Zika

Ardian Zika is President & CEO of Guardian & Company I, LLC., a strategic business advisory practice specializing in small and medium size commercial and industrial middle market companies. Prior to founding the company, Ardian spent 14 years in the banking industry in various leadership roles including serving as Senior Vice President and Vice President.

Ardian Zika was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Florida Council on Homelessness, the Pasco Hernando State College Board of Trustees and the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors. He was selected by the Tampa Bay Business Journal to receive the 40 Under 40 Up and Comer Award.

Ardian has served on the Pasco Education Foundation Board of Directors, Tampa-
Hillsborough Economic Development Council Task Force on International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment, Dade City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Dade City Rotary Club, Trinity & Zephyrhills YMCA Advisory Board of Directors and other community involvement.

Ardian immigrated to the United States from Kosovo in 1997, leaving behind civil conflict and political turmoil in the war-torn former Yugoslavia. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Louisiana Tech University and a Master of Business Administration from Saint Leo University. While at Louisiana Tech University, Ardian was elected to the Student Senate, served as Student Government Executive Vice-President, Student Senate President, Student Government Supreme Court Chief Justice and Vice-President of the College Republican Club.

Ardian and his wife, Tasha, have five children and are active members of Idlewild Baptist Church.

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