ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Today, Seminole County Commissioner John Horan endorsed Bob Cortes for Florida House District 30. Horan was first elected to the Seminole County Commission in 2010 and prior to that served on the Seminole County Charter Review Commission, the Seminole County Natural Lands Advisory Board, and the City of Winter Springs Planning and Zoning Board.
Commissioner Horan included the following statement with his endorsement:
“Bob Cortes has my full support in the Florida House District 30 race. Bob is a businessman who knows what it means to make a payroll and run a business; and he uses that base of experience to serve his constituents as an elected local government official. We need more persons in the Florida Legislature who have this type of experience. Bob is the type of leader we need in the Florida Legislature.”
Horan was named among The Best Lawyers in America from 2008-2012, graduated Cum Laude from Notre Dame, is a retired partner from the Foley and Lardner firm, and previously served on the Board of Advisors for Barry University School of Law. He has been actively involved in the Private Business Association of Seminole, served as a Guardian Ad Litem for Dependent Children, and is a former member of Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida and Associated General Contractors of Florida.
“Commissioner Horan is a great role model for our youth, our business community, and our public servants,” said Bob Cortes. “I greatly admire the manner in which he dedicates himself to everything he gets involved in. Our area is better because of leaders like him.”
Commissioner Horan joins a long list of distinguished leaders who are supporting Cortes, including Florida House Majority Leader Steve Precourt; State Representatives Jason Brodeur, Bryan Nelson, 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; Seminole County School Board Member Diane Bauer; 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.
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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