Tampa, Fla., Friday, July 29, 2016 – The Florida Chamber of Commerce, the state’s largest and most influential business advocacy organization, announced the endorsement of Rebecca Smith for the House District 60 seat, based in Hillsborough County.
“I am honored to receive the support and endorsement of the Florida Chamber of Commerce,” said Smith. “The Florida Chamber serves as a leading voice on the issues facing our state. I am grateful for the Chamber's strong leadership on issues which will secure Florida’s future and provide Florida’s families opportunities to achieve their fullest potential. I am humbled by today’s announcement and look forward to working with the Florida Chamber on policies that will make our community’s future even brighter.”
The Florida Chamber evaluated candidates from some of Florida’s most competitive races and selected the best “pro-jobs, pro-business” individuals for its endorsement. Smith was part of 34 candidates announced who understand the importance of growing Florida’s economy to ensure the state continues to grow private sector jobs and economic opportunity.
“Now more than ever, we are reminded that Florida is in a position to lead if we are brave enough to choose those who will put Florida’s long-term needs first,” said Marian Johnson, senior vice president of political operations for the Florida Chamber of Commerce. “We believe each Florida Chamber endorsed candidate will use their unique perspective to help grow jobs and economic opportunity for Floridians, and continue to make Florida the best play to visit, live, work and play.”
Smith is the founder and president of A.D. Morgan Corporation in Tampa, and is a member of the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority. A.D. Morgan Corporation was named the 2015 Contractor of the Year by AIA Tampa Bay. House District 60 includes all of South Tampa, much of south Hillsborough County, and Town N Country.
Today’s endorsement by the Florida Chamber of Commerce builds upon previously received endorsements from Speaker of the Florida House Will Weatherford, Governor Bob and Mary Jane Martinez, Mayor Rick Baker, Commissioner Al Higginbotham, Former General Tanker Snyder. Organizational endorsements throughout the campaign include the Greater Tampa Association of REALTORS®, Associated Builders and Contractors Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, La Gaceta Newspaper, Florida Realtors Political Advocacy Committee, National Association Black Women in Construction and Florida Architects’ Political Action Committee. Rebecca Smith also earned a majority of the vote in the most recent Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee straw poll, with a final tally of 72-28 votes.
To learn more about Rebecca Smith and her campaign for State Representative, District 60, please visit the campaign website at http://www.voterebeccasmith.com.