TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (October 5, 2018)— The Florida Chamber of Commerce and Florida Farm Bureau, today released the 2018 Election Guide as a resource to voters for the upcoming general election.
During an election year where Florida elects a new Governor and Cabinet, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement at the very top of the ballot, but there’s more to this election than who Florida elects as its new Governor. As the saying goes, all politics is local. And that’s more important than ever.
This year, all 120 seats in the Florida House, 22 seats in the Florida Senate, 27 Congressional seats and one U.S. Senate seat are up for election. Additionally, there are 12 proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution. Several amendments are currently in litigation and ultimately may not make the ballot.
The 2018 Election Guide includes an in depth look at:
- Florida’s competitive legislative races,
- Florida’s competitive Governor and Cabinet races,
- Proposed Constitutional Amendments,
- Florida Chamber of Commerce Endorsements and more.
“It’s important for all Floridians to be well-informed and have their voices heard on November 6. The Florida Chamber’s Election Guide is a great resource for knowing which candidates support free enterprise and jobs for Floridians,” said Marian Johnson, Senior Vice President, Political Operations, Florida Chamber of Commerce.
The deadline to register to vote in Florida’s general election is Tuesday, October 9, 2018. For more information on important dates to remember or how to register to vote visit www.FloridaWins.org, our non-partisan website dedicated to educating Florida voters.
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Established in 1916 as Florida’s first statewide business advocacy organization, the Florida Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business and the state’s largest federation of employers, chambers of commerce and associations aggressively representing small and large businesses from every industry and every region. The Florida Chamber works within all branches of government to affect those changes set forth in the annual Florida Business Agenda, and which are seen as critical to secure Florida’s future. The Florida Chamber works closely with its Florida Political Operations and the Florida Chamber Foundation. Visit www.FloridaChamber.com for more information.