Five State Representatives Endorse Cortes

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Florida House Majority Leader Steve Precourt and four other state representatives from Central Florida rally around the candidacy of Bob Cortes for State House District 30.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Today, the Bob Cortes for State House District 30 campaign announced the endorsements of Florida House Majority Leader Steve Precourt, Representative Jason Brodeur, Representative David Santiago, Representative John Tobia, and Representative Ritch Workman, who join over a dozen other Central Florida leaders who have already endorsed the campaign.

“Bob Cortes has already been leading at the local level, helping us build a better Florida, and he has the experience to now lead at the state level,” said Florida House Majority Leader Steve Precourt. “Bob Cortes is ethical, courageous, and compassionate, precisely the kind of elected official that the people of Central Florida deserve.”

Florida House Majority Leader Steve Precourt and these Central Florida Representatives will also join Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger and a strong cast of other Central Florida leaders to host the first Bob Cortes fundraiser on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Bob Cortes already has over fifty thousand dollars in his campaign account.

“Receiving the endorsements of such strong leaders encourages our campaign that our early hard work, clear vision for Florida’s economy, and dream of helping Florida build a world class education system are paying off,” said Florida House District 30 candidate Bob Cortes. “We believe that strong leaders like Florida House Majority Leader Steve Precourt, and Representatives Brodeur, Santiago, Tobia, and Workman are the sorts of leaders we need in Florida, and I am eager to work with them toward our shared goals and vision.”

Florida House Majority Leader Steve Precourt, and Representatives Brodeur, Santiago, Tobia, and Workman are the most recent names added to a long list of those endorsing Bob Cortes, including 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; Seminole County Property Appraiser David Johnson; Seminole County School Board Chairman Karen Almond; Seminole County School Board Member Amy Lockhart; former State Representative John Quinones; former State Representative Anthony Suarez; former Seminole County Commissioner Dick Van Der Weide; former Seminole County Commission Chairman Fred Streetman; Randy Garrett, Group 3 Supervisor of the Seminole County Water and Conservation Board; former Maitland Mayor Doug Kinson; and former Lt. Gov. Bobby Brantley.

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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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