ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Today, the Bob Cortes for House District 30 Campaign announced the endorsement of Senator Aaron Bean, who currently serves Florida Senate District 4 and is the Chair of the Florida Senate Committee on Health Policy.
“Bob Cortes is a man of proven character and leadership who is committed to a strong Florida,” said State Senator Aaron Bean. “I look forward to serving with him as we take steps to strengthen our economy, create world-class schools, and guarantee opportunity for all.”
Senator Bean was elected to the Senate in 2012 and is a graduate of Jacksonville University. He is the co-owner of 8 Flags Insurance Company and serves as the Relationship Development Officer at Shands Jacksonville. Senator Bean served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2000-2008 and as Fernandina Beach Mayor from 1997-1999. He is the former president of the Fernandina Beach Rotary Club and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nassau County, was Chairman of the United Way of Nassau County in 1999, and is currently a Nassau County YMCA Board Member.
“Senator Bean’s commitment to his community and the residents of Florida is a model that we should all strive to emulate,” said Bob Cortes. “We are extremely grateful for his endorsement and look forward to working with him for a stronger Florida.”
Senator Bean joins a significant list of community leaders as well as current and former elected officials who are supporting the Cortes for the House District 30 campaign. These include Florida House Majority Leader Steve Precourt; State Representatives Frank Artiles, Jason Brodeur, Jose Felix Diaz, Manny Diaz Jr., Erik Fresen, Eddy Gonzalez, Bryan Nelson, Jeanette Nuñez, David Santiago, John Tobia, and Ritch Workman; United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Hans Hertell; Orange County Commissioner Fred Brummer; Orlando City Commissioner Tony Ortiz; 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; Sanford Vice-Mayor Randy Jones; 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; Ariel Gaussart, Group 1 Supervisor of the Seminole County Water and Conservation Board; former Maitland Mayor Doug Kinson; and former Lt. Gov. Bobby Brantley.