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July 28, 2022 

BusinessForce Endorses Candidates in 2022 Races

Supports Pro-Business candidates for Tri-County area local and state races

BusinessForce announces the endorsement of candidates in Tri-County races (Orange, Seminole, Osceola) that are running for open seats in November. The endorsements come after candidates completed questionnaires, participated in interviews, and followed deliberations by BusinessForce board members. The endorsements were determined based on candidates who demonstrated their support for pro-business public policy.

BusinessForce endorses: 

  • Orange County Commission, District 4 – Mercedes Fonseca

  • Orange County Commission, District 6 – Roberta Walton Johnson

  • Osceola County Commission, District 4 – Cheryl Grieb

  • Orange County School Board Chair – Teresa Jacobs

  • Florida Senate District 15 – Kamia Brown

  • Florida House o Representatives District 36 – Rachel Plakon

  • Florida House of Representatives District 37 – Susan Plasencia

  • Florida House of Representatives District 41 – Bruce Antone

  • Florida House of Representatives District 47 – Dan Marquith

“The endorsement of these candidates demonstrates the commitment BusinessForce makes to supporting candidates at the state and local level who are responsive and supportive of our business community,” said BusinessForce Chairman, Todd Wilcox. “Our Board believes that all of these candidates will continue to work to represent the best interests of the citizens of Central Florida, its businesses, and its future. We look forward to fully engaging in this election cycle to support pro-business candidates at the state and local level.”

About BusinessForce: 
BusinessForce is the ”Voice of Business” in Central Florida, representing major industries, economic drivers, and employers in Orange County and throughout the region. BusinessForce is an independent 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 and, on a nonpartisan basis, supporting candidates and elected officials in our state and region who endorse the free enterprise system and sound, responsible business practices in government.

For more information on BusinessForce, visit our website at or contact:  Leslie O’Shaughnessy at 407-539-4944.

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