Representative James W. Grant Recognized for Pro-Business Voting Record

Earns “A” rating from Chamber of Commerce and 96% rating from Associated Industries of Florida

TAMPA – Representative James W. Grant (R- Tampa) was recognized by the Florida Chamber of Commerce for his commitment to strengthening Florida’s business community and creating jobs. In their annual Legislative Report Card, Representative Grant earned the grade of “A” with a voting record that was pro-business 100% of the time. In addition, Representative Grant received a 96% rating for voting pro-business, according to Associated Industries of Florida’s annual “Voting Records & Champions for Business” Report.

“In our current economic climate it is imperative that we give our business community the tools and freedom to be successful” Representative Grant said. “I made a commitment to the people of District 47 and Florida to do everything I could to get our economy back on track, and that means smarter policies that get rid of needless regulation. This will result in growth that is dictated by the market, not the government.”

The Florida Chamber’s Legislative Report Card is a tool that grades legislators on their support of pro-job, pro-business issues based on their votes during the legislative session. The issues used to calculate the grades are outlined in the Florida Chamber’s 2011 Florida Business Agenda.  Associated Industries of Florida’s “Voting Records & Champions for Business” Report is compiled using votes cast as reported in official state records. Each vote cast is measured equally.

“The Florida Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Florida have done an impressive job of voicing the concerns of both small and large businesses on the economic front lines. I am honored to receive this recognition, and remain committed to moving Florida forward by allowing our businesses to thrive” Representative Grant concluded.