For Immediate Release: July 5, 2017
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Business owner Mallea is the choice in House District 116 for Florida’s premier retail industry association

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) PAC, the state’s premier trade association celebrating its 80th year of supporting Florida’s retailers, today announced its endorsement of Jose Mallea for the Florida House. Mallea, a Republican, is running for election in House District 116 in South Florida. “As a brewer, accomplished small business owner, and someone who has signed the front of a paycheck, Jose is familiar with the changes that need to be made in order to strengthen and enhance Florida’s business community,” said FRF President/CEO R. Scott Shalley. “We’re eager to see the impact Jose will make as the representative of House District 116, as we work with him on supporting Sunshine State businesses and retailers.” A native of Miami, Mallea is an accomplished business owner and job creator. Jose previously served in the George W. Bush White House and managed Marco Rubio’s first U.S. Senate campaign.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA RETAIL FEDERATION The Florida Retail Federation is the statewide trade association representing retailers -- the businesses that sell directly to consumers. Florida retailers provide one out of every five jobs in the state, pay more than $49 billion in wages annually, and collect and remit more than $20 billion in sales taxes for Florida’s government each year.

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For Immediate Release: July 6, 2017
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Local business leader Newstreet is the choice in House District 44 for Florida’s premier retail industry association representing one of Florida’s largest employment industries

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) PAC, the state’s premier trade association celebrating its 80th year of supporting Florida’s retailers, today announced its endorsement of John Newstreet for the Florida House. Newstreet, a Republican, is running for election in House District 44 in Central Florida.

“As the president of a local chamber and a business leader, John is familiar with the importance of supporting local businesses and ensuring they have the ability, resources and support to grow and succeed,” said FRF President/CEO R. Scott Shalley. “We’re confident John will take this business-friendly focus with him as the new representative for House District 44 and we look forward to the opportunity to work with him in support of our members.”

John currently serves as the President/CEO of the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce. John served in the U.S. Coast Guard, graduated from the University of Central Florida and worked as a financial planner before being called back into service as the Florida director of the American Legion. His work for veterans later earned him a job with then U.S. Senators Mel Martinez and Marco Rubio. John’s charitable and community work includes Boy Scouts of America, Give Kids the World, county emergency operations, and several others.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA RETAIL FEDERATION
The Florida Retail Federation is the statewide trade association representing retailers -- the businesses that sell directly to consumers. Florida retailers provide one out of every five jobs in the state, pay more than $49 billion in wages annually, and collect and remit more than $20 billion in sales taxes for Florida’s government each year.

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For Immediate Release: July 5, 2017
CONTACT: James Miller, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (850)701-3015

Business-friendly Diaz is the choice in Senate District 40 for Florida’s premier retail industry association

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) PAC, the state’s premier trade association celebrating its 80th year of supporting Florida’s retailers, today announced its endorsement of Jose Felix Diaz for the Florida Senate. Diaz, a Republican, is running for election in Senate District 40 in South Florida.

“Jose has been an advocate for business and retailing during his time in the House, including supporting legislation that created $500 million in tax relief, and the removal of burdensome regulations on small businesses,” said FRF President/CEO R. Scott Shalley. “We’re confident his support will continue when he’s elected to represent Senate District 40, and we look forward to working with him on future legislation that supports Florida’s 270,000 retailers.”

A native of Miami, Diaz recently served as the representative for House District 116. Jose developed his love for public service as student body president of his high school and college. While at the University of Miami, Jose was selected as Florida's College Student of the Year. Soon thereafter, Jose went on to Columbia Law School where he received several notable distinctions including the American Bar Association’s Silver Key. Upon graduation, he returned to Miami to join the law firm of Akerman LLP, and was appointed to the American Bar Association's legislative body, the House of Delegates.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA RETAIL FEDERATION
The Florida Retail Federation is the statewide trade association representing retailers -- the businesses that sell directly to consumers. Florida retailers provide one out of every five jobs in the state, pay more than $49 billion in wages annually, and collect and remit more than $20 billion in sales taxes for Florida’s government each year.

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The Florida Retail Federation has historically been a major participant in political campaigns and leadership funds. Using the resources entrusted to us by our members, we provide tangible support to candidates for political office who share our pro-business, pro-retail philosophy. The Florida Retail Federation’s PAC announced endorsements for the following candidates running for public office. These candidates are all pro-business and supporters of retail, and we look forward to working with them in their new legislative seats:

Florida Senate
Frank Artiles Joe Negron
Lizbeth Benacquisto Keith Perry
Doug Broxson Bobby Powell
Anitere Flores Kelli Stargel
Rene Garcia Dana Young
Travis Hutson  
Florida House
Larry AhernMike LaRosa
Ramon AlexanderChris Latvala
Ben AlbrittonMaryLynn Magar
Loranne AusleyAlex Miller
Bryan Avila Mike Miller
Michael BilecaGeorge Moraitis
Colleen Burton Sam Killebrew
Matt CaldwellJeanette Nunez
Neil Combee Jose Oliva
Bob Cortes Kathleen Peters
John Couriel Rene Plasencia
Manny DiazElizabeth Porter
Jose Felix DiazHolly Raschein
Brad Drake Dan Raulerson
Tom Goodson Paul Renner
Blaise Ingoglia Ross Spano
Clay IngramChris Sprowls
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Member Endorsement: Animal Crackers

It was with some hesitation that I agreed to give FRF an opportunity to provide me with comparison to change to their credit card processing program. I had switched in the past and the transition was not swift and quite frankly a big headache from me as a small business owner. So I was very pleasantly surprised when not only were they able to save me over 18% on what I was paying in fees but the transition was seamless and painless… In addition knowing that I have someone locally that I can call on if I ever have any issues is huge for me. I would highly recommend Florida Retail Federation’s Bankcard program and I am very happy that I made the switch.

JJ Diaz
Animal Crackers
280 NE 2 ST
Miami, Fl 33132
Phone: 305.374.8004
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