Mayra Uribe, a former aide to U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and well-known advocate for her community through her work for charities and nonprofits, announces her candidacy for Orange County Commission District 3. Uribe previously ran for District 4.
Pete Clarke, the current District 3 Commissioner, is vacating his seat to run for Orange County mayor. And Uribe – ever the determined mother, wife, public servant and nonprofit advocate – saw an opportunity to REALLY GET THINGS DONE for her neighbors in District 3 as their representative in county government.
As a lifelong resident of Orange County who grew up in District 3, Mayra Uribe knows the community as well as anyone – she truly understands the needs of those calling Central Florida home. While the economy has strengthened for some, not everyone is feeling that their county government has done enough to address their needs.
Plus, there’s still crime. There’s still homelessness and poverty. There are still forgotten places within Orange County that struggle. Mayra Uribe thinks we can change all that for the better with hard work and a deep-seeded dedication to help EVERYONE have the opportunity to grow and prosper. Orange County residents need to understand that their government is listening and getting things done.
“There are several key issues I see for District 3 residents: transportation, economic growth, and safety. I intend to take my campaign door-to-door and neighbor-to-neighbor, bringing my message of family, faith and focus on the issues at hand. I will knock on as many doors as it takes,” Uribe said. “I will continue Commissioner Clarke’s emphasis on listening and learning from the residents about their concerns.”
Uribe continually draws on her more than six years of experience working for Sen. Nelson in his Orlando office, where her main priorities were immigration, transportation, military, FEMA, and labor issues. Nelson’s legendary attention to his constituents’ concerns hardened Uribe’s resolve to help others in her community.
For the last five years, Mayra has dedicated her life to working with nonprofits (Healthy Start, Bootcamp for New Dads) as well as tirelessly raising awareness for Central Florida’s homeless children and families through various campaigns and efforts – all to strengthen the people and improve the lives of those in her community.
“My focus between now and November of 2018 will be this election. I have a lifetime of familiarity with the issues facing Orange County, and my experience working for Sen. Nelson combined with my many years of volunteering and community activism set me apart from the other candidates,” Uribe said.
Uribe is married to Kevin Sutton – A local radio show host. Their daughter Faith is 14 years old and their son Lincoln was born in May of this year.