Longwood Mayor Matt Morgan, a candidate for the Seminole County Commission District 1 seat, is seeking the office as a Republican but was a Democrat as recently as just three years ago, according to information obtained by the Orlando Political Observer.
Morgan, who was chosen as mayor just a year ago, switched to Republican just before opting to run the same year for the county commission, according to Seminole County Supervisor of Elections voter rolls and WKMG 6 via a political mailer.
The prior year, in 2018, Morgan registered as non-party affiliated and voted to end prayer at the Longwood city commission and assisted in making Nancy Pelosi the Speaker of the House.
In 2017, Morgan registered as non-party affiliated just before opting to run the same year to run for the city council.
Each state election year from 2008 through 2016, Morgan was a registered Democrat, including in 2008 and 2012, when Barack Obama was elected as president of the United States.
Morgan’s opponent is Bob Dallari, a lifelong Republican who has demonstrated his adherence to GOP principles, according to a political mailer.
As a county commissioner, Dallari never voted to raise property tax rates; voted for a Seminole County pro-Second Amendment resolution; is in favor of opening prayer before commission meetings; cut property taxes and voted to get rid of job-killing regulations over the course of the Great Recession; is in favor of Immigration Customs Enforcement policy permitting Seminole County to hold illegal immigrants arrested for a crime to permit ICE to take them into custody; provided funding to school resource deputies at Seminole County schools; slashed Seminole County government bureaucracy by 20%; and advocates for law and order.