ORANGE COUNTY COMMISSIONER ENDORSES CORTES
Commissioner Jennifer Thompson, small business owner and long time Orange County resident, supports Cortes for House District 30.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6, 2013 Contact: Matt Mohler
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Today, the Bob Cortes for State House Campaign announced the endorsement of Orange County Commissioner Jennifer Thompson. Thompson is the latest prominent local leader to publicly support Cortes, joining a group that includes former United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Hans Hertell, Orlando City Commissioner Tony Ortiz, Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger, former State Representative John Quinones, and former Seminole County Commission Chairman Fred Streetman.
“Bob has been leading our community for years now as city commissioner, a small business owner, and a parent,” said Orange County Commissioner Jennifer Thompson. “His strong work ethic and integrity make him the right man to stand up for us in the state legislature.”
Commissioner Thompson is a Winter Park native and graduate of University High School in Orange County. She is a small business owner, sits on numerous business and charitable boards, including the board for MetroPlan Orlando, United Arts of Central Florida, Children’s and Family Services Board, and the Central Florida Research Park Board Authority.
“This is a great endorsement,” said Bob Cortes. “Commissioner Thompson believes that a strong entrepreneurial spirit and key investments in our education system will begin to repair our economy and prepare our youth for their future.”
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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.
ON THE WEB: www.bobcortes.com