In another critical endorsement just one month ahead of the Republican primary in Florida, the Florida Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Ardian Zika in his race for the soon to be vacant Florida House of Representatives seat in district 37.
District 37 for the Florida House of Representatives includes Land O’ Lakes, Odessa, and nearby towns. The Republican candidate is one of three members of the GOP running for the seat in District 37, along with Ryan Boney and Elle Rudisill. The seat, which had been occupied by Republican Richard Corcoran, is up for grabs in 2018 as Corcoran’s term limit is up. Tammy Garcia has declared her candidacy as a Democrat. In 2014 and 2016, Corcoran ran unopposed. The district is considered firmly “red,” making the Republican primary critical.
“Ardian Zika is a leader in his local community and a businessman who is focused on making sure all of Florida’s business community has an equal opportunity,” said Marian Johnson, Senior Vice President of Political Strategy at the Florida Chamber of Commerce. “The Florida Chamber of Commerce is proud to endorse Ardian Zika for Florida House District 37.”
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Florida Chamber of Commerce,” said Ardian Zika. “As a small business owner, I appreciate the Florida Chamber’s advocacy and strong stand for lower taxes and reduction of duplicative and excessive government regulations and red tape. I’m grateful for the Florida Chamber’s endorsement and will fight hard for these shared principles in our state capitol.”
Zika has also received endorsements from former Florida Department of Elder Affairs Secretary Sam Verghese, Florida Right To Life PAC, and the Florida Gulf Coast chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors.
Florida’s primary elections will be held on August 26. The deadline for voter registration is July 30.
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