House District 52 frontrunner Brian Hodgers announced Tuesday the Home Builders and Contractors Association of Brevard has endorsed his bid for the Florida House.
“There is no question that Brian Hodgers is the right choice to represent us in Tallahassee,” said Bruce Moia, chairman of the HBCA Political Issues Committee. “He is committed to working to preserve private property rights, which are so vital to our free enterprise system. Brian understands that lowering taxes and eliminating needless regulations will help fuel our economy and allow more people to realize the American Dream of owning their own home.”
Hodgers is currently one of four Republicans running for HD 52, currently represented by Melbourne Republican Rep. Ritch Workman, who is running in Senate District 17.
“I am so pleased to have the HBCA of Brevard’s support,” Hodgers said. “The building industry is one of the backbones of our local economy, and they understand what it takes to keep it strong. I look forward to working with them to make sure taxes stay low and we eliminate the burden of unnecessary regulations that hinder growth and opportunity and keep Floridians from owning their own homes.”
In addition to getting the nod from HBCA, Hodgers is also the money leader in the HD 52 race with more than $357,000 on hand in his campaign account. The next closest candidate, Republican Monique Miller, had about $23,000 in the bank at the end of May.
Also in the race are Sen. Thad Altman, who is facing term limits in his Senate seat, and fellow Republican Robert VanVolkenburgh. Through the end of last month Altman had about $12,500 in his campaign account and VanVolkenburgh had less than $2,000.