The Building Industry Association’s (BIA) Government Affairs Committees (GA) monitors the agenda/actions of our County and City commissioners as well as the building and planning departments. The committee is responsible to review any issues of concern to the association and of the building industry.
The BIA GA committee also works with both (FHBA) Florida Home Builders Association and (NAHB) National Association of Home Builders and other local organizations regarding issues that impact the construction industry.
The GA committees meet monthly to discuss any issues and make recommendations to the BIA’s Board of Directors for any action or statements by the BIA.
The following are those candidates that your Manatee-Sarasota BIA Board of Directors have endorsed as of 8.15.18, believing they will represent our ideals:
Senate - Rick Scott ENDORSED
Congressional District 16 – Vern Buchanan ENDORSED
Congressional District 17 - Greg Steube ENDORSED
Gubernatorial – Adam Putnam ENDORSED
Senate District 23 – Joe Gruters ENDORSED
House District 71 – Will Robinson ENDORSED
House District 72 – Ray Pilon ENDORSED
House District 74 – James Buchanan ENDORSED
Manatee County Commission:
District 4 - Misty Servia ENDORSED
District 6 At Large - Carol Whitmore ENDORSED
Manatee County School Board (NPA):
District 4 - Scott Hopes ENDORSED
District 5 - John Colon ENDORSED
Sarasota County Commission:
District 2 – Christian Ziegler ENDORSED
District 4 - Al Maio ENDORSED
Sarasota County School Board (NPA):
District 1 - Bridget Ziegler ENDORSED
District 5 – Jane Goodwin ENDORSED