Tag: Associated Builders and Contractors
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Drew WilsonNovember 28, 2018

National trade group Associated Builders and Contractors put out its annual ranking of state’s construction environments Wednesday and Florida topped the list. The 2018 Merit Shop Scorecard measures the climate for “merit shops,” which are organizations that do not have labor unions, in each of the 50 states plus Washington, D.C. The scorecard takes into […]

Drew WilsonJuly 31, 2018

Republican Attorney General candidate Ashley Moody put another brick in her wall of endorsements Tuesday after earning an official thumbs-up from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida. There were hints the construction trade group would be backing Moody, a former prosecutor and circuit court judge, after the association met in Marco Island last week […]

Scott PowersJuly 26, 2018

The Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida has completed its list of endorsements for Florida Cabinet and contested primary races for the Florida Legislature, announcing the backing of Republican Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis‘s re-election effort, and 30 legislative candidates. Though it has not yet been announced, the association, meeting this week in Marco Island, […]

Ryan NicolJune 26, 2018

A national construction industry trade association is endorsing attorney Javier Enriquez in his run for House District 114. The Associated Builders and Contractors Florida East Coast Chapter (ABC FEC) put its support behind Enriquez, a Miami Republican. Enriquez is challenging incumbent Democratic state Rep. Javier Fernandez for the seat. ABC FEC represents nearly 21,000 members of the […]

Drew WilsonJune 13, 2018

Tampa businessman Steve Cona announced Tuesday that is running for District 1 seat on the Hillsborough County School Board. “Our public schools should be our biggest economic development engine; a place that cultivates and elevates the uniqueness of every student. As a school board member, I will work to ensure our students are prepared to […]

Peter SchorschJanuary 4, 2018

To attract big-name donors, fundraisers often use a range of enticements: sports events, activities and special guests, to name a few. For Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister, the former interim sheriff running for his first election in 2018, fundraising is taking a somewhat unique approach — special guest Robert O’Neill, the former Navy SEAL best […]

Drew WilsonDecember 7, 2017

North Fort Myers Republican Rep. Matt Caldwell announced Thursday that Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida has endorsed him in the Republican Primary to replace termed-out Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. “We are thrilled to announce that we are endorsing Matt Caldwell for Commissioner of Agriculture,” ABC board chair Mary Tappouni said. “Matt is a principled […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 27, 2017

The GOP Primary field for Florida Governor may not be set, but the Associated Builders and Contractors announced a major endorsement Thursday evening for Adam Putnam. The endorsement: a unanimous vote of the ABC Board. Mary Tappouni, State Chair of ABC of Florida, lauded Putnam’s “conservative values and free market approach” in a press release from […]


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