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Whittington Receives Florida State and Local UAW Endorsement in Orange District 6 Race

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Whittington Receives Florida State and Local UAW Endorsement in Orange District 6 Race

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ORLANDO, FL (August 20, 2014) – The August 26, 2014 primary election is less than one week away and endorsements continue to mount for candidate Virginia Whittington. Today, Whittington, candidate for Orange County Commission District 6, announced an endorsement by the State and United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 1649.

“I’m honored to receive this endorsement,” Whittington said “It means a great deal to me to have the support of the hardworking men and women of the state and local UAW who simply want to be able to provide the best for their families.”

UAW Local 1649 president Michael Maddox said, “We are standing with Mrs. Whittington because she truly understands the needs of central Florida’s workforce and we believe she will work with us through the issues that affect our business and our workforce.”

“UAW supports Virginia Whittington’s vision for the future of Orange County District 6” a comment from the Florida State UAW.

Whittington is in a crowded field, but her knowledge of the issues facing District 6 and Orange County, coupled with her 22 years of combined regional transportation and Orange County government experience definitely sets her apart from the other contenders.

The latest endorsement by UAW Local 1649’s joins that of BusinessForce (the political action arm of the Central Florida Partnership), former Orange County Mayor Linda Chapin, former Orlando Mayor Glenda Hood, and currently elected Mayors and commissioners from five of the eight cities that make up Orange County.

Virginia Whittington, MPA, is a lifelong resident of District 6. She graduated from 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 MetroPlan 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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