For Immediate Release: June 7, 2018
Incumbent Dennis Baxley has supported legislation protecting Florida’s retail industry during his time in the Senate and is the choice for Florida’s premier retail industry association
TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) PAC today announced its endorsement of incumbent Dennis Baxley for the Florida Senate. Baxley, a Republican, is running for election in Senate District 12 which includes portions of Lake County and a significant part of north-central Florida.
"Senator Baxley has made tremendous strides in helping to protect retailers by supporting legislation on limiting organized retail crime and by not increasing the felony threshold limit,” said FRF President/CEO R. Scott Shalley. “We’re eager to see the continued progress for our industry Senator Baxley makes in his return to the Florida Senate.”
Baxley is a funeral director/consultant who served as principal owner and Vice President of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services. He is an active member in the community as a past President of the Belleview Rotary Club and is currently involved with Marion County Children’s Alliance, Kimberly’s Cottage and The Vine Community Church where he is an active member.
Senator Baxley was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2000 where he served as Speaker Pro Tempore. He was re-elected to the House in 2010 and served as Chairman of the Criminal Justice Subcommittee and Vice-Chair of the Transportation and Highway Safety Subcommittee. In 2016, Dennis Baxley was elected to the Florida Senate to serve his constituents in Senate District 12. He currently serves as Chairman of the Governmental Oversight and Accountability committee and Vice-Chairman of Criminal Justice.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA RETAIL FEDERATION
The Florida Retail Federation is the statewide trade association representing retailers -- the businesses that sell directly to consumers. Florida retailers provide one out of every five jobs in the state, pay more than $49 billion in wages annually, and collect and remit more than $20 billion in sales taxes for Florida’s government each year. For more information, visit the FRF website, and follow FRF on Facebook and Twitter.