Whittington Gains Ground with Two More Major Endorsements

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Whittington Gains Ground with Two More Major Endorsements

ORLANDO, FL (August 13, 2014) – Heading into the August 26, 2014 primary Virginia Whittington, candidate for Orange County Commission District 6 today announced endorsements by City of Apopka Mayor, Joe Kilsheimer and Mayor Ken Bradley, City of Winter Park.

Virginia Whittington

Virginia Whittington

“Virginia Whittington has a complete grasp of the issues confronting District 6. Even more importantly, she has a superior ability to articulate and advocate on behalf of her constituents,” says Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer.

After winning three consecutive straw polls in the past few weeks, this latest announcement of the support continues to show the strength of Whittington’s leadership. “I am truly humbled that they would publically state their support for my candidacy. I’ve worked with both of them on a regional scale,” said Whittington “They are aware of my deep concern for and commitment to my community. It’s now time to bring the expertise and knowledge I have gained at the regional level back home to make real progress in District 6.”

Mayor Ken Bradley of Winter Park said, “It brings me great pleasure to endorse Ms. Whittington’s candidacy for Orange County Commissioner, District 6. She is well prepared to serve Orange County. Our County needs the honesty, transparency, knowledge and heart she will bring to public office.”

“Virginia Whittington is a consensus builder.” says Mayor Bradley. In addition to being endorsed by former County Mayor Linda Chapin and City of Orlando Mayor Glenda Hood, Whittington has also received endorsement from Mayor Ray Bagshaw (Edgewood), Mayor Howard Shieferdecker (Maitland), Mayor Gary Bruhn (Windermere), and Commissioner Joseph McMullen (Town of Oakland), representing elected leadership from five of the county’s eight municipalities, as well as Business Force (the political action arm of the Central Florida Partnership).

A lifelong resident of District 6, Virginia Whittington, MPA is a graduate of Jones High School and the University of Central Florida. She has served the Central Florida community for over 20 years through her work as Director of Regional Partnerships for Metro Plan Orlando (the regional transportation planning agency for Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties) and previous work with Orange County Government. She also currently serves on many community boards and councils and has run a nonprofit organization that helps young women for the last 13 years.

If you would like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview with Virginia Whittington, please call Jasmine Burney at (321) 285-9385 or email jasmine@vote4virginia.com.

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