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STATE REPRESENTATIVE BRYAN NELSON ENDORSES BOB CORTES
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Today, the Bob Cortes for House District 30 Campaign announced the endorsement of State Representative Bryan Nelson, who is the latest Central Florida legislator to throw his support behind Cortes, along with House Majority Leader Steve Precourt, Representative Jason Brodeur, Representative David Santiago, Representative John Tobia, and Representative Ritch Workman.
“Bob Cortes is a leader we can count on,” said State Representative Bryan Nelson. “Bob is a successful small businessman, committed public servant, and a great father, and I know how committed he is to bringing more jobs and world-class schools to Central Florida.”
Nelson, who is in his seventh year as a Florida State Representative, served as the chair of the Insurance and Banking Subcommittee this past legislative session. He is also very active with community organizations at home, including Habitat for Humanity, the Orange County Zoning Board, the Orange County Citizens Review Board, and the Boy Scouts of Central Florida. Nelson is a former president of the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce, and, in 1998, Nelson was named the Rotary Club of Apopka’s Rotarian of the Year.
“Representative Nelson has been a friend to me and our community for many years,” said Bob Cortes. “I admire his great leadership and look forward to his continued help and advice on the campaign trail.”
Representative Nelson joins a long list of distinguished leaders who are supporting the candidacy of Bob Cortes, including Florida House Majority Leader Steve Precourt; State Representatives Jason Brodeur, David Santiago, John Tobia, and Ritch Workman; 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.
ON THE WEB: www.bobcortes.com