Business Voice of Florida’s Space Coast Endorses Representative Rene “Coach P” Plasencia
Business Voice, representing Florida’s Space Coast, announced its backing of the Representative in a letter from its Political Committee Board.
“Due to your record as a pragmatic leader and your support of area job creators, we believe you are the right choice to continue to represent House District 50. We are confident that with your knowledge of the issues facing our state and your commitment to serving the local community, you will be an effective leader for the Space Coast.”
“The state legislature, the county commission and our local school board have an incredible impact on the local economy,” states Kathryn Rudloff, Executive Director for the group. “Ensuring the Space Coast remains a great place to live, work and do business is our priority. That is why local job creators are excited to support these proven leaders who are committed to the long-term health and sustainability of our diverse regional economy.”
These are the first endorsements to be announced by the Business VoicePolitical Committee after a rigorous review of the area races, including written candidate surveys and in-person interviews.
“These candidates are asking the voting public for a job. The business community takes very seriously the opportunity to interview candidates and consider their qualifications for the office they seek,” states Rudloff. The group uses seven criteria to rate candidates before making a decision: presentation, experience, knowledge, campaign organization, ethics/integrity, service-minded, business-minded.
Business Voice will now work to support these candidates by communicating directly with voters why they feel they are the best qualified to serve.
“Now more than ever, we need elected leaders who can bring people together to find solutions for the tough problems we face,” states Larry McIntyre, Chairman of Business Voice. “From restoring the Indian River Lagoon to keeping our children safe, we are committed to supporting candidates who are able to effectively govern and ensure that local and state government help, and not hinder, our regional economy.”