Endorsements

The Community Stands With Joe

“As an “A” grade legislator, Representative Joe Gruters remains committed to Florida’s long-term success, all while creating private-sector jobs and economic opportunity,” said Marian Johnson, Senior Vice President of Political Strategy at the Florida Chamber of Commerce. “The Florida Chamber is proud to endorse Representative Joe Gruters for the Florida Senate“

“Joe Gruters is a stalwart supporter of conservative values and a resolute protector of business interests. Joe cares about his constituents and fights for the betterment of his district and for Florida. His experience as a Sarasota County Planning Commissioner, Chairman of the Sarasota Republican Party, Vice President of the Republican Party of Florida, and Representative for House District 73, proves that Joe is a true ‘statesman’ in every sense of the word, and will make a great State Senator.”

‘The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFSCME FL, is proud to endorse Joe Gruters in his campaign for Florida Senate district 23. We recognize and appreciate his past dedication to issues that affect our members most, and look forward to working with him in the FL Senate.’ Jacqui Carmona, Political Director AFSCME FL

“Representative Gruters’ support for issues important to our association led to major improvements for our members and their families. He is a proven champion for law enforcement officers. We are proud to endorse Joe Gruters for Florida Senate District 23.”

“As a small business owner himself, Joe Gruters understands the challenges facing our state’s entrepreneurs. He has a proven track record of supporting pro-small business policies, and NFIB is proud to endorse him in Senate District 23.”

“As a staunch advocate for Florida’s job creators and their employees, and as a 2018 AIF Champion for Business, Associated Industries of Florida is honored to support Joe Gruters for Senate.” -Brewster Bevis, Senior Vice President

Leaders Supporting Joe

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi

Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis

Congressman Vern Buchanan

Florida State Senator Greg Steube

Florida State Representative Jim Boyd

Florida State Representative Mike Grant

Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight

State Attorney Ed Brodsky

12 th Judicial Circuit Public Defender Larry Eger

12 th Judicial Circuit Sarasota County Clerk of the Court Karen Rushing

Sarasota County Property Appraiser Bill Furst

Sarasota County Commissioner Mike Moran

Sarasota County Commissioner Alan Maio

Sarasota County Commissioner Charles Hines

Sarasota County Commissioner Paul Caragiulo

Sarasota County School Board Chair Bridget Ziegler

Sarasota County School Board Member Jane Goodwin

Sarasota County School Board Member Eric Robinson

Sarasota County School Board Member Caroline Zucker

Sarasota County Hospital Board Member Tramm Hudson

Sarasota County Charter Review Board Member Steven Fields

Sarasota County Charter Review Board Member Tony Sawyer

Sarasota County Charter Review Board Member Richard Dorfman

Sarasota County Charter Review Board Member Donna Barcomb

Sarasota County Charter Review Board Member Bruce Dillon

Sarasota County Charter Review Board Member Joe Justice

Sarasota County Charter Review Board Member Pat Wayman

Sarasota County Charter Review Board Member Jim Gabbert

Sarasota County Charter Review Board Member Jody Hudgins

Sarasota County Charter Review Board Member David Samuel

City of North Port Mayor Vanessa Carusone

City of North Port Commissioner Jill Luke

City of Venice Council Member Charles “Chuck” Newsome

City of Venice Council Member Richard Cautero

City of Venice Council Member Jeanette Gates

City of Venice Council Member Bob Daniels

Town of Longboat Key Commissioner Randy Clair

Former Florida Senate President John McKay

Former Florida State Senator Pat Neal

Former Florida State Senator Lisa Carlton

Former State Senator Mike Bennett Former

Florida State Representative Doug Holder

Former Florida State Representative Ray Pilon

Former Sarasota County Commissioner Christine Robinson

Former Sarasota County Commissioner Joe Barbetta

Former Sarasota County Commissioner Paul Mercier

Former Sarasota County School Board Member Frank Kovach

Former Sarasota County School Board Member Laura Benson

Former North Port City Commissioner Jim Blucher

Former North Port City Commissioner Fred Tower

Former North Port City Commissioner David Garofalo

Former Venice City Council Member Emilio Carlesimo

Former Sarasota County Charter Review Board Member Stefan Butz

Former Sarasota County Charter Review Board Member Matt Fountain

Former City of Sarasota Commissioner Danny Bilyeu

Groups Supporting Joe

Florida Chamber of Commerce

Associated Industries of Florida

National Federation of Independent

Businesses Charlotte County Economic Development Partnership

Florida Professional Firefights and Paramedics

Florida Police Benevolent Association (PBA)

Florida Realtors Realtor Association of Sarasota & Manatee

Florida Right To Life PAC

The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, FL

Manatee Sarasota Building Industry Association

Gulf Coast Builders Exchange

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