The Board of Directors at the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association (ORRA) is pleased to announce its recommended candidates for election to office in the 2020 Florida Primary Election on Tuesday, August 18 and August 25, 2020.
Each election cycle, ORRA invites candidates to participate in its candidate screening and selection program for an opportunity to receive the association’s endorsement and campaign support. The candidate selection process includes both a written questionnaire and an in-person interview before a panel of REALTORS®. Panelists are made up of members in good standing and active participants in the ORRA Governmental Affairs Committee.
ORRA’s Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman, Dan Lopez, moderated panel interviews for nearly 50 candidates year-to-date seeking endorsement in the state, county, and local public offices. For the August Primary election cycle, Lopez and fellow panelists volunteered for more than 25 hours towards screening, deliberating, and selecting candidates. The panel’s recommendations are submitted as motions to the ORRA Board of Directors for final approval. Recommendations may include financial support from the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) and/or funded campaign services.
ORRA believes in the democratic process and supports political candidates regardless of party affiliation, who strongly identify with issues important to the real estate industry, the free enterprise, and the preservation of private property rights.
Orange and Seminole County and Local Endorsed Candidates for the 2020 August Primary Election are as follows:
Orange County Sheriff
Orange County Property Appraiser
Orange County Commission
Betsey VanderLey, District 1
Mayra Uribe, District 3
Mike Miller, District 5
Orange County School Board
Pam Gould, District 4
Bruce Antone, District 5
Karen Castor Dentel, District 6
Melissa Mitchell Byrd, District 7
Seminole County Commission
Bob Dallari, District 1
Lee Constantine, District 3
Seminole County School Board
Abby Sanchez, School Board Member District 3
City of Casselberry
David Henson, Mayor/City Commission Seat 5
Bill Hufford, Commission Seat 4
City of Sanford
Patty Mahany, Sanford City Commission, District 4
Important Election Information
Voter Registration Deadline: July 20
Early Voting: Aug. 8 – 15
Deadline for Mail-In Ballot Request: Aug. 8
Election Day: Aug. 18
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For more than 50 years the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) has promoted the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates across the United States. These are not members’ dues; this is money given freely by REALTORS® in recognition of the importance of the political process. The REALTORS® Political Action Committee and other political fundraising are the keys to protecting and promoting the real estate industry. Learn more at https://www.orlandorealtors.org/rpac.