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Franklin Sands

Franklin Sands's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Franklin Sands

Business and Consumers

2012 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions on Commercial Construction Industry Issues 86%
2012 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 70%
2011-2012 Florida National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 56%
2011 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 47%
2011 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 43%
2010 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions 63%
2010 Associated Industries of Florida - Lifetime Score 74%
2010 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 60%
2010 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 71%
2009-2010 Florida National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 50%
2009 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions 17%
2009 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 58%
2009 Associated Industries of Florida - Lifetime Score 78%
2009 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 31%
2008 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions on Merit Shop Construction/Building Trades 50
2008 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 81
2008 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 76
2007 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 87
2007 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 95
2006 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions 80%
2006 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 87%
2006 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 56%
2005-2006 Florida National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 75%
2005 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions 80%
2005 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 74%
2005 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 83%

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