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Please see the Florida Realtors PAC announcement of their endorsement of CFO Jimmy Patronis.

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Katie Strickland

Contact: Tom Butler, Public Policy Communications Director, 850/224-1400, ext. 2513, or Marla Martin, Media Relations and Communications Manager, 407/438-1400, ext. 2326

Florida Realtors® PAC supports candidates for Cabinet, Florida Senate, Florida House of Representatives

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., July 9, 2018 — Today, Florida Realtors® PAC made its candidate endorsements for the 2018 election cycle.

More than 300 candidates have qualified to run for state Senate and House of Representatives seats this election cycle. Florida Realtors PAC has announced an initial list of supported candidates in these races.

“As Realtors, we pride ourselves on our long-standing efforts to defend private property rights, promote community prosperity and preserve a professional climate that ensures the economic growth of Florida,” says Ann DeFries, chair of Florida Realtors PAC Trustees. “Our continued success in these efforts requires legislators who share these beliefs and will work with our 180,000+ members to help Floridians and their communities thrive.”

“The health of Florida’s real estate industry and its economy go hand-in-hand,” adds Bill Martin, CEO of Florida Realtors. “We need elected officials who understand this relationship and will work tirelessly to enact laws and policies that promote homeownership and protect the rights of homeowners throughout the state.”

Candidates were evaluated on numerous factors, including their voting record on issues that are relevant to the real estate profession.

Florida is a beacon of success in the nation, but we need dedicated elected officials rolling up their sleeves and working with organizations like ours to ensure that success continues,” says Carrie O’Rourke, vice president of public policy for Florida Realtors. “We believe these candidates will do just that and hope Florida voters agree in November.”

Florida Realtors PAC candidates for Florida Governor and Cabinet include:

 Governor       Adam Putnam

 Attorney General      Ashley Moody

 Chief Financial Officer        Jimmy Patronis

 Commissioner of Agriculture          Denise Grimsley


Paid political advertisements are paid for by Realtors Political Advocacy Committee, independently of any candidate. Address: 115 East Park Avenue, Suite 1, Tallahassee, FL 32301.


Florida Realtors is the largest trade association in the state with more than 180,000 members and serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. Its mission is to advance Florida’s real estate industry by shaping public policy on real property issues; encouraging, promoting and teaching consistent standards for ethical practice and professionalism; and building on the efforts of its 54 local boards/associations to provide the information and tools members need to succeed. Florida Realtors Media Center website is available at



Disclaimer: Paid by Jimmy Patronis, Republican, for Chief Financial Officer.

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