CONTACT: Matt Mohler
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – Today, Seminole County Property Appraiser David Johnson endorsed Bob Cortes for State House of Representatives in District 30. Johnson has 26 years of experience in the Seminole County Property Appraisers office and has held the office of Property Appraiser since 2004.
“Bob Cortes has exactly what it takes to be a dynamic and responsible State Representative,” said Seminole County Property Appraiser David Johnson. “I can see that Bob possesses the same characteristics as the most effective leaders of our state.”
David Johnson is a Certified Florida Appraiser (CFA) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Stetson University in Deland. He is a member of the American Society of Appraisers and is a past President and Treasurer of the Orlando Chapter. He is a Member and Trustee of the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce and is a former winner of the Chamber’s “Choice Award – Public Servant of the Year.” Johnson is also Past President of the Sanford Rotary and is a Paul Harris Fellow.
“David Johnson is an outstanding public servant to our community,” said Bob Cortes. “He’s one of the leaders I look up to, and we believe this endorsement is an indication that our campaign is moving swiftly in the right direction.”
Bob Cortes has also secured the support of multiple state and local leaders, including former 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; 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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