Orlando Sentinel Endorses Bob Cortes for District 30

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LONGWOOD, Fla. — This weekend, the Orlando Sentinel released its list of endorsements for the upcoming Primary races in District 30 and 31. For District 30, the Sentinel tapped Bob Cortes as their pick to win and represent the Republican Party against incumbent Karen Castor Dentel in November.

“Cortes would best serve constituents on the strength of his municipal experience,” said the Sentinel. “He would seek to unshackle businesses from suffocating and non-uniform regulation and promote vocational and business education.”

The Orlando Sentinel’s endorsement comes at the end of a strong month for the Bob Cortes campaign. Cortes recently won 7 straw polls throughout Seminole and Orange Counties and picked up numerous endorsements from economic and social conservatives in Central Florida. With the Primary Election just two weeks away, Bob Cortes is in prime position to take the Republican nomination.

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About Bob Cortes for State Representative
Bob was elected to the Longwood City Commission in November 2009 and is the current Mayor. 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 in November 2012 and their second in March of this year.

ON THE WEB: www.bobcortes.com

Brett Doster


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