Metroplan Director and Candidate for Orange County Commission District 6, Virginia Whittington rolled out several endorsements this morning, in her bid to replace termed out incumbent Tiffany Moore-Russell this November.
Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn, Maitland Mayor Howard Schieferdecker, Edgewood Mayor Ray Bagshaw, as well as Oakland City Commissioner Joseph McMullen have all endorsed her campaign.
Mayor Bagshaw had this to say about Whittington on the release…
“Working with Virginia at Metro Plan has been a great help to me, as Mayor of the City of Edgewood, to accomplish some of my goals to improve the quality of life in our City,”
And Whittington followed with this statement about the latest show of support from her campaign..
“I am honored that both, business and elected leaders across the County have decided to support my candidacy to join the Orange County Commission. Over the past decade, I have worked closely with many leaders — from neighborhoods and boardrooms to local elected officials, and I have learned the power of bipartisanship. I’m a not a politician, but I know that it will take the support that goes beyond the boundaries of District 6 to move our communities to a safer and more economically prosperous place.” she continues “Progress has been stagnant far too long. District 6 is ready for a leader who can build bridges and create partnerships that produce real results.”
She mentions bi-partisanship because, Republican involvement in the blue area has been a touch subject in this race. Last week, former Commissioner Homer Hartage blasted Business owner Derrick Wallace for donating to Mitt Romney in 2012 (story HERE). A couple of these endorsements are from Republicans.
Whittington also announced her co-endorsement from the Businessforce. The political arm of the Orlando Chamber of Commerce. Businessforce also endorsed Attorney and Government Aide Roberta Walton.
The crowded field for district 6 also includes Consultant Lawanna Gelzer and Buinesswoman Victoria Siplin.