- A nationwide membership organization advocating for small and independent businesses at all levels of government is backing Republican Robert Brackett in HD 34
- NFIB joins the Fraternal Order of Police in backing his campaign
- Brackett faces Karen Hiltz in the August Republican primary
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is supporting Robert Brackett in the race for House District 34.
Bracket, a Republican candidate running for HD 34, announced in a news release on Wednesday that NFIB, which advocates on behalf of small and independent business owners, is backing his campaign. In a news release, Brackett thanked small business group for its backing, and reaffirmed his commitment to the lifeblood of Florida.
“I am honored to have the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business,” said Brackett. “We need to keep our small, independent businesses strong, and that is why, as State Representative, I will fight for policies that will boost our economy and give Florida business owners the support they need to thrive.”
Brackett, 58, is a managing partner in the family-owned Edge Information Management, which conducts pre-employment background checks. He is also a local developer with the Brackett Family Limited Partnership, a property management business.
He was also elected to the Vero Beach City Council in 2019 and is currently in his second term as Mayor.
Since launching his campaign in December, Bracket has continued to stack endorsements. Those backing his bid include the Fraternal Order of Police, Public Defender Diamond Litty, Sebastian Vice Mayor Fred Jones, Indian River County Sheriff Eric Flowers, State Attorney Tom Bakkedahl, Vero Beach Police Chief David Currey, Former Vero Beach Mayor Harry Howle, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Melbourne Mayor Paul Alfrey, the Firefighters and Paramedics of Indian River County, as well as a host of additional community leaders.
Brackett is vying for HD 34, which is open after incumbent Rep. Erin Grall chose not to seek re-election, and instead announced her candidacy for the newly drawn Senate District 29. He faces off against Karen Hiltz in the August Republican primary.