ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Eric Rollings announced Friday that he’s officially a candidate in the 2018 Orange County Commissioner District 3 special election race.
Current District 3 Commissioner Pete Clarke submitted his resignation Friday morning to run for Orange County Mayor. Rollings followed suit and resigned from his current position as Orange Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor and Board Chairman effectively December 4, 2018, according to Rollings’ resignation letter posted on the Orange County Supervisor of Elections’ website.
In a statement released today to Florida National News, Rollings announce that his campaign picked-up endorsements from Florida State Rep. John Cortes (D – Kissimmee) and Florida State Rep. Amy Mercado (D – Orlando). They join previously announced endorsements from U.S. Congressman Darren Soto (D – 9th Congressional District), Florida State Rep. Carlos Guillermo-Smith (D – Orlando), the Orlando Regional Realtor Association, Equality Florida, and Speak Up Wekiva, according to the statement.
A champion for the environment, Eric Rollings lobbied the Florida Legislature in Tallahassee against fracking and worked to pass the resolution to ban fracking in Orange County. His time on the Orange Soil and Water Conservation District reflects his priorities for reducing pollution, conserving and protecting water, and fostering cooperation between local governments. As Commissioner, Rollings will advocate for improving Orange County’s transportation system, affordable housing, and smart growth.
Rollings will face off against Pete Crotty, Bobby Lance and Mayra Uribe who also refile to run in the August 28 special election.