Republican Leaders Look to Turn HD 44 Red Again in 2020
Bruno Portigliatti announced today, City of Orlando Commissioner Tony Ortiz and former Orange County Commissioner Pete Clarke, have endorsed his campaign for State Representative.
“For the past 13 years, I have had the honor to work alongside Bruno to make our Central Florida region strive,” said Ortiz. “Bruno’s selfless motivation to help, combined with his experience in the academic field, international relations, economic development and grass roots service will make him a great asset and representative of the community for the House District 44 seat.”
“Bruno is a natural leader. He has demonstrated the energy and character to serve our community effectively in Tallahassee,” said Clarke. “He’s a local businessman and community leader with a bold vision for Central Florida and our State. I’m proud to support him and look forward to turning HD 44 red again in 2020.”
“I’m proud to earn the endorsement of City of Orlando Commissioner Tony Ortiz and former Orange County Commissioner Pete Clarke,” said Portigliatti. “As local leaders within our party and our community, they have always served others with selflessness and dignity. I look forward to having them on our team.”
Bruno has lived in Orlando, particularly in the Dr. Phillips community and surrounding areas since 1999. He attended Southwest Middle School and Dr. Phillips High School. Upon graduating High School, Bruno attended the University of South Florida in Tampa, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Spanish. He went on to law school at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, where he graduated with Pro Bono Honors, and then completed a Master of Business Administration at Florida Christian University in Orlando.
Bruno is a businessman and educator with a strong devotion to his faith. He is currently the President of Florida Christian University, a global-reach institution with over 34 years of existence; Chief Executive Officer of Excellence Senior Living, dedicated to providing luxury senior living facilities in various communities throughout Central Florida. He is also a licensed real estate agent and manages several real estate properties and developments.
Bruno has been civically engaged in his community for many years. He has served on the Board of the Dr. P Phillips YMCA since 2014, on the City of Orlando’s Women and Minority Business Enterprise Certification Board, where he served as Chair for almost two years, and has been a member of the Dr. Phillips Rotary Club since 2013. In the educational sector, he is the Vice-President of the Council of Private Colleges of America, a membership organization for private degree granting institutions that provide quality faith-based education, in all 50 states and territories of the USA, and is also a Board Member of FAPSC – Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges.
Bruno is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese and lives in Orlando with his wife Stephanie.