Former Casselberry City Commissioner Endorses Cortes

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Contact: Matt Mohler
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Jon Miller is the most recent community leader to back Cortes.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Today, the Bob Cortes for House District 30 campaign announced the endorsement of former Casselberry City Commissioner Jon Miller. Miller joins former United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Hans Hertell; Orlando City Commissioner Tony Ortiz; Orange County Commissioner Jennifer Thompson; Orange County Commissioner Pete Clarke; Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger; the Group 3 Supervisor of the Seminole County Water and Conservation Board, Randy Garrett; former State Representative John Quinones; former State Representative Anthony Suarez; former Seminole County Commissioner Dick Van Der Weide; and former Seminole County Commission Chairman Fred Streetman in support of the Cortes Campaign.

“Bob Cortes takes a creative approach to leadership that is inclusive and shows a great concern for the people he serves,” said former Casselberry City Commissioner Jon Miller. “Bob will work hard for economic freedom and a world-class education system because he knows that these are the keys to Florida’s future prosperity.”

Miller was first elected to office in 2006 and has been a leader in the Casselberry community for many years. Miller worked hard to attract more businesses and lessen the tax burden on area residents. He formerly served as a field representative for former U.S. Congressman Ric Keller in Orlando.

“Commissioner Miller’s endorsement is a strong sign that our campaign message of less spending and more government accountability is attracting other area leaders,” said candidate Bob Cortes. “I know that Commissioner Miller shares our belief that by helping small businesses succeed and limiting the role that government plays in our daily lives, we can strengthen our struggling economy.”

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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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