UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here Previous articleSenior Moments or Something More – When to WorryNext articleApopka Weekly Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Greg Jackson, a candidate for the Florida House District 45 seat, announced today that he received the endorsement of the Associated Industries of Florida Political Action Committee based in Tallahassee. District 45 represents parts of Orange County including South Apopka.Greg Jackson“As a strong business advocate with a focus on economic development throughout Central Florida, I am honored to receive the endorsement of the AIF,” Jackson told his supporters during a weekly campaign conference call. “I am fully committed to being a voice for Florida’s employers and employees, growing our economy and job base, as well as continuing to develop innovative ways to attract new business to Central Florida.”According to its website, AIF is known as “The Voice of Florida Business” in the Sunshine State. AIF has represented the principles of prosperity and free enterprise before the three branches of state government since 1920. A voluntary association of diversified businesses, AIF was created to foster an economic climate in Florida conducive to the growth, development, and welfare of industry and business and the people of the state.AIF announced all of its endorsements for Florida House and Senate races today, and AIF’s President and CEO Tom Feeney made this statement about all of its endorsements:“Today, we are excited to announce AIFPAC’s endorsements for candidates running for the Florida Senate and House this election cycle. After thorough review of all of the candidates, we believe these candidates are the best and brightest to help propel Florida’s business community forward. Each candidate showcased their commitment to safeguard Florida’s employers and employees, grow our economy and job base, and continue to develop innovative ways to entice new business to the Sunshine State. We encourage Florida voters and our membership to join us in supporting these good candidates in their respective races.”Jackson, a past Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida, military veteran, current Orange County District 2 Representative on the Board of Zoning Adjustments, and General Counsel for a Community Redevelopment Agency, has been as an active member of the Central Florida community for nearly 20 years.Jackson is running for the House Seat currently held by Rep. Randolph Bracy. Jackson, who is a Democrat, will face four other Democrats in an open August 30th, 2016 Primary Election – Kamia Brown, Kelvin L. Cobaris, William Jusme, and Peter Pham.Unlike a closed primary that allows only voters from the party to vote, the HD45 Primary is open to all voters from all political parties since no Republican qualified to run. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.