Over the past year, the Hardee County Chamber of Commerce Business Advocacy Committee (BAC) has become increasingly involved in legislative and political issues facing Hardee County. From lobbying trips with legislators in Tallahassee to positions on specific legislation affecting our members and business community, our Board of Directors, with leadership provided by the BAC, is committed to be the “Voice of Business” and is working to expand our roles in such areas.
Business Advocacy Committee with Representative Denise Grimsley.
To aid citizens and Chamber members in making the correct decision while placing their vote, we, the Chamber took a proactive stance in helping inform and educate. The members of our Board of Directors developed questions to help determine where the candidates stand on specific issues that affect our members and entire business community. The BAC formed positions on each of the questions and then mailed the questionnaires to each of the electoral candidates running for policy making positions. A majority of the candidates returned their completed questionnaires, while others elected not to participate.
You can find the Chamber's answers and the candidates' here!