For Immediate Release: May 31, 2018
Robinson, a lawyer and community leader, and whose family successfully started and then grew an expansive retail business, is the choice for Florida’s premier retail industry association
TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) PAC today announced its endorsement of Will Robinson for the Florida House of Representatives. Robinson, a Republican, is running for election in House District 71 which covers coastal Manatee County and a northern portion of the Sarasota County coast.
"Will’s family is a great American success story of starting and then expanding a retail business, and his experience in retailing, law and his passion for Florida and making the state more business-friendly will help strengthen our industry,” said FRF President/CEO R. Scott Shalley. “We look forward to Will’s impact as a member of the Florida House.”
Robinson is a 3rd-generation Bradentonian and partner of the Blalock Walters law firm where he focuses on real estate law. Will has deep family roots in Manatee County. Robinson’s uncle and grandfather started Robby’s Sporting Goods, which grew to nearly 50 locations throughout the South. The family retail business was purchased by Woolworth’s in 1988 and eventually merged with Champs Sports.
Robinson is a Governor Rick Scott appointee of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission, member of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Board of Governors. Robinson was also the past chair of both Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee and the Bradenton Downtown Development Authority.
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.