Jeff Brandes's file:

Republican from Florida

Jeff Brandes, 34, is director of real estate at Tibbetts Holdings LLC, his family's business. He is a Republican running Nov. 2, 2010, for the Florida House in District 52 against state Rep. Bill Heller, D-St. Petersburg.

Recent statements involving Jeff Brandes

Says Jeff Brandes voted to allow state-run Citizens Property Insurance to dump policies onto "out-of-state, unregulated private companies."

"Sometimes I was the only 'no' vote on the entire board."

Bill Heller "raises taxes. Property taxes. Small business taxes. He even wants to tax the Internet. Mr. Heller said no to balancing the federal budget, that puts more debt on our kids."

Company may close, "all because government essentially says if they don't hire a lifeguard to watch their workers, they can't stay open."

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