Florida has inaugurated a new administration and FADA is excited about the new energy that has come to Tallahassee. Our new executive branch consists of Governor Ron DeSantis , Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez , Attorney General Ashley Moody , Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried . Several FADA members were able to come to Tallahassee to take part in the festivities. In fact, I've included a photo below of Warren Zinn, myself and Alan Wildstein at the Governor's ball the evening of the inauguration.

If you read Chairman Erik Day's letter that was mailed to you recently, you are aware that Governor DeSantis is appointing conservative, pro-business thinkers to run Florida's state agencies. Attorney General Moody is the most important position relative to our industry in Florida. Additionally, Agriculture Commissioner Fried will oversee your service departments and complaints. And, CFO Patronis will hear your issues related to the F&I side, as his position oversees the Office of Financial Regulation and the Department of Financial Services.

How Can You Help? We need you to call your local legislators and invite them to your stores before the 2019 Legislative Session begins on March 5. Talk to them about your business. Explain your relationship with OEMs. Tell them how your investments can be challenged when OEMs control your operations. Discuss any other challenges you have in our industry. Your grassroots efforts combined with our role here in Tallahassee is the most successful way to impact our legislative process.

Please let us know if you need any legislator contact information, or how else we can help you. Thanks again for all you do to support YOUR association, FADA.