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Florida biz owners for McCain

On the day Sen. John McCain hyped his economic plan, comes a list of "small business leaders for McCain" that is dotted with Tampa Bay names.

"John McCain is the change small business owners like me want in government. He recognizes small businesses drive our economy and he will make sure we have a pro-growth, low-tax economic environment for years to come," says Christine Vasconcelo, owner of Tampa's Bloomingdays Flowers Shop said,

The honorary chair is Paul Senft, former owner, Dan Townsend & Associates, Haines City. (see the jump for all the names)

Campaign news release:

U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced its Florida Small Business Leaders for McCain coalition co-chairs and steering committee. Small business owners throughout Florida endorsed John McCain's economic plan today, joining business leaders across the country who have praised John McCain's Jobs for America economic plan to grow the economy as president.

"As the former mayor of Tampa I know the important role that small businesses play in Florida's economic success," said former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco. "John McCain has always put America and American jobs first, and as president, his economic policies will support small business growth and the fundamental role these companies play in job creation."

Christine Vasconcelo, owner of Tampa's Bloomingdays Flowers Shop added, "John McCain is the change small business owners like me want in government. He recognizes small businesses drive our economy and he will make sure we have a pro-growth, low-tax economic environment for years to come."

Today in Colorado John McCain announced his Jobs for America economic plan, kicking off five days of economic themed activity in critical battleground states.

SMALL BUSINESS LEADERS FOR MCCAIN

Honorary Chair
Paul Senft, Former Owner, Dan Townsend & Associates, Haines City

Regional Co-Chairs
Southern Region
Rick de la Vega, President, Nu Press of Miami, Miami

Southwest Region
Bob Keiling, Owner, Christo, Inc., Ft. Myers

Treasure Coast Region
Josif Atanasoski, Owner, Microflex, Inc., Ormond Beach

Central Florida Region
Jerry Pierce, Owner, Restaurant Equipment World, Orlando

Tampa Bay Region
Alan Sayler, Owner, Suncoast Water, Inc., Pinellas Park

North Central FL Region
Jerry Painter, Owner, Painter Masonry, Gainesville

Northeast Region
Sue Butts, Owner, Supreme Janitorial Service, Jacksonville

Panhandle Region
Gloria Pugh, Owner, A Man with a Truck Movers, Tallahassee

Northwest Region
Don Barber, Owner, Don Barber Health Associates, Pensacola

Steering Committee
David Anton, Owner, Wee Care Child Care, Tampa
Helene Austin, Owner, Anything But Ordinary, West Palm Beach
Angelette Aviles, President, Americas Marketing & Graphics, Tampa
Dr. John T. Bailey, DDS, Owner, Dr. John T. Bailey, DDS, Melbourne
Edward Bebb, Owner, Joyce Automotive, Lakeland
Pamela and Mick Behr, Owners, The Behr Snyder Group, Inc., Osprey
Eduardo Blanco, Owner, Lanco and Harris, Miami
Paul Brodsky, Owner, C3 Connections, Oviedo
Jose "Pepe" Cancio, Owner, Central Concrete Supermix, Inc., Miami
Richard Capps, Owner, Certified A/C & Auto, Brandon
Patrick W. Cayton Sr., Owner, Home Sweet Homes of Florida, Pensacola
Madi Cona, Co-Owner, Detailz Events, Naples
Fred Conway, Former Owner, Conway Ceramic Tile, Crystal River
Brett Cormier, Owner, Procida Tile, West Palm Beach
Helene Coxwell, Owner, Fran's Boutique, Jacksonville
Christopher Crum, Owner, Unique Contemporary Furniture, Orlando
Dulce Cuetera, President and CEO, First Quality Home Care, Miami
Jack Dale, President, OxyFresh Worldwide, Shalimar
January Dennison, Owner, Technology Research Consultants, Haines City
Remedios Diaz-Oliver, President, All American Containers, Miami
Ronnie Edge, Owner, North Florida Plumbing, Jacksonville
Wendy Everett, Owner, Coach's Pub & Eatery, Inverness
Randy Fine, Owner, The Fine Point Group, Melbourne
Rick Flanigan, Owner, Florida Lighting/North American Lighting Service, Ft. Lauderdale
Tom Fuller, Owner, Lightning Chem Dry, Tampa
Ricardo Garcia, Owner, MANA Religious Book Store, Miami
Art Garrison, President, Wallaby Trading Co., Naples
Jay Goldfarb, Owner, Budget Printing, West Palm Beach
David Goodman, Owner, DVD International, Delray Beach
Linda and Gearl Gore, Owner, Gore & Associates, Jupiter
Brian Graham, Owner, Dixie Strategies, LLC, Fleming Island
Ken Griffin, Owner, Ken Griffin Landscaping Contractors Inc., Gulf Breeze
Noel Guillama, Owner, The Quantum Group, Wellington
Frank Hammond, Owner, FRH Unlimited, Palm Bay
Ignacio Ingelmo, Owner, Universal Equipment Suppliers, Miami
Tommy Kimmons, Owner, Kimmons Plumbing, Pensacola
Dr. Alex Krischanowski, Owner, Pine Ridge Chiropractic & Acupuncture Clinic, Naples
Michael Lancto, Owner, Ameriplan/Team 2000, Jacksonville
Virgil Light, Owner, Light & Associates, LLLP/Destine Ventures LLC, Miami
Karen Lopez, Co-Owner, Detailz Events, Naples
Aliceia Loveland, Owner, Miss Allies House, Orlando
Lisa Mark, Owner, Mark Graphics, Boca Raton
Taylor Maxwell, Owner, Somerset Media LLC, Ft. Meyers
Ron McDonald, CEO and Chairman, Tenth Power Media, Largo
Chuck McMahon, Owner, Creative Landscape Lighting, Naples
Brian Mead, Owner, Commercial Builders, Inc., Pompano Beach
Norbert Melnick, Owner, Melnick's Antiques, Niceville
Robert Mobley, Owner, Light House Equipment, Naples
Ricardo Morales, Owner, Morales Construction, Jacksonville
Ed Mosher, Owner, Complete Yacht Care, Ft. Lauderdale
Marcos Tony Nieb la, President, Unlimited Export & Import Corp., Miami
Aliceia Paglia, Owner, Palm Beach Contract Furniture, Wellington
Jeff Paulk, Partner, Thomas and Paulk PA, Tampa
Michael Pinson, President, Pinson Communications, Inc., Oldsmar
Fran Prokos, President, Accustar Accounting, Inc., Tampa
Ramon Puig, Owner, La Casa de las Guayaberas, Miami
Joseph Rehonic, Owner, J. R. Residential, Inc., Panama City
Tom Rice, Owner, The Magnolia Grill, Fort Walton
Thomas Richard, Owner, Intelligence Network
Juan Amador Rodriguez, Owner, El Intransijente Restaurant, Miami
Ramon Rodriguez, Owner, Rey's Pizza, Miami
Ann and Tim Ross, Owners, Ross Design Associates, Naples
Kelly and Stuart Sample, Owners, Stuart Sample Plumbing, LLC, Tampa
William Schultz, Owner, Sc hultz Unlimited, Melbourne
Charles Sredinski, Owner, CNS Industries, Inc., Naples
Mark and Deb Stapleton, Owners, Mark & Deb's Bargain Den, Leesburg
Maxx Stiles, Owner, MPYRE Computer Ninjas, Jupiter
Beryl Stokes, Owner, Stokes Fish Company/Lake Trucking Company, Leesburg
Rick Teaman, Owner, Poolaris, Cocoa Beach
Charles Touchton, Owner, The Touchton Company, Tampa
Roxanna Trinka, Owner, Baseline Engineering & Land Surveying, Inc., Boca Raton
Greg Traux, President, Tampa Bay Publishing Inc., Tampa
Christine Vasconcelo, Owner, Bloomingdays Flowers Shop, Tampa
Enrique de la Vega, President, NuPress of Miami, Inc., Doral
Brent Wente, President, Shein & Wente, CPA's, Melbourne

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