The Florida Chamber of Commerce announced today that it has endorsed Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis in his re-election bid to remain Florida’s Chief Financial Officer.
“The Florida Chamber of Commerce endorses Jimmy Patronis to continue serving as Florida’s Chief Financial Officer. Jimmy fought side by side with the Florida Chamber of Commerce to help local businesses reopen quickly,” said Florida Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mark Wilson. “Through his leadership he helped champion COVID-19 liability protections to protect businesses and health care providers when personal injury trial lawyers sought to use the pandemic for their own personal gain. Jimmy is committed to fiscal accountability as well as protecting Floridians from fraudulent activities that have contributed to rising home insurance rates.”
“I’ve had the privilege of working alongside the Chamber as CFO and before that when I served in the Florida House. Together, we have implemented policies to protect consumers and grow the economy – even when other states’ businesses were shut down and their people were locked down. While other states froze in fear, we worked hand-in-hand to fight for common-sense COVID-19 liability protections, and rallied throughout the state at local restaurants to open back up Florida’s small business. I am grateful for their endorsement and look forward to continuing to work with them to keep our taxes low, our state’s credit rating high, and the job opportunities booming!” said CFO Jimmy Patronis.
During his time in public service, CFO Patronis has been a member of the Public Service Commission, the Florida Ethics Commission, and the Constitution Revision Commission. He served eight years in the Florida House of Representatives, consistently earning an “A” grade on the Florida Chamber’s annual Legislative Report Card.
As a partner in his family’s historic Captain Anderson’s Restaurant, CFO Patronis understands the important role this Cabinet level position plays in helping to keep Floridians protected during their times of need and ensuring Florida’s businesses continue to grow and compete.
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.