Former Seminole County Commissioner Endorses Bob Cortes

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Fred Streetman praises City Commissioner Bob Cortes for creating jobs and building successful communities.

Contact: Brett Doster
Phone: 850-222-8156

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Today, the Bob Cortes for State Representative Campaign announced the endorsement of former Seminole County Commission Chairman Fred Streetman. Cortes, who officially entered the campaign for Florida House District 30 last week, is a City Commissioner and small businessman.

“Bob Cortes is a leader who knows how to create jobs,” said former Commissioner Streetman. “He has done it with his own businesses over the past three decades, but, more importantly, he cares about his employees and the people around him and genuinely believes that their success will make a stronger community.”

Cortes describes his primary purpose for running as defending the American Dream of owning a home, having a good job or starting a business, and living in freedom and security. He is also dedicated to balancing Florida’s budget in a way that makes sure we are creating an environment for small businessmen and women to succeed.

“Commissioner Streetman has always been a leader I’ve admired,” said candidate Bob Cortes. “He agrees with my central focus that we must provide an atmosphere for small businesses to succeed in Florida if we’re going to strengthen our economy and provide jobs for all who want to work.”

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About Bob Cortes for State Representative
Bob was elected to the Longwood City Commission in November 2009 and was elected Deputy Mayor in 2010. In 2012, he was re-elected to a second term. He is a member of the Seminole County Community Traffic Safety Team and a graduate of the Florida League of Cities Institute for Elected Municipal Officials. He is a member of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO). With this organization, Bob has participated in several institutes, including the Newly Elected Leadership Institute, the Redistricting Institute, and the Fiscal Policy Institute hosted by NALEO and the Kellogg School of Business. Bob grew up in New York and Puerto Rico and moved to Central Florida in 1989. He founded Cortes Towing Service, a successful small business now in operation for over two decades. In 2011, he started another venture, Cortrans Shuttle Service, a transportation provider that serves Orlando Sanford International Airport, Orlando International Airport, the Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal, and area attractions. He was recently named one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando. He and his wife, Virginia, are members of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Altamonte Springs. They were blessed with their first grandchild this past November.




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