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Felix Ortiz Endorsed by Two Republicans: Kissimmee Vice Mayor Wanda Rentas and Former State Senate Candidate Peter Vivaldi

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – A wave of political endorsements by both registered Democrat and Republican officials in the Kissimmee City Commission District 2 nonpartisan race is evidence that party affiliation matters to voters.

 

Osceola Registered Voter Affiliation

According to the Osceola County Supervisor of Elections website, there are 217,397 active registered voters in Osceola County. 93,101 are registered Democrats, 49,284 are registered Republicans and 75,012 are listed as Other.

City Mayors and Commissioners, Judgeship and Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisors are the most visible nonpartisan races in Osceola County.

 

Felix Ortiz Endorsements

Endorsements from political officials are finally rolling in for Kissimmee City Commission District 2 candidate and local restaurant owner Felix Ortiz, a longtime NPA voter turned registered Democrat July 10, 2018.

 

Kissimmee City Vice Mayor Wanda Rentas

Kissimmee City Vice Mayor and Republican Osceola County Commissioner District 2 candidate Wanda Rentas is the first elected official to publicly endorse Ortiz’s campaign. Rentas announced her endorsement of Ortiz in an internet video posted on Ortiz’s campaign Facebook page on October 4th.

In her 31 second video, Rentas stated: “There is no one better than Felix Ortiz to be in that seat, not even his opponent.”

Rentas is running against Democratic incumbent Viviana Janer in the Osceola County Commissioner District 2 partisan race Nov 6th. Janer’s campaign raised $163,534 to Rentas’ $8,310, according to the Osceola County Supervisor of Election’s website.

 

Former State Senate District 15 Candidate Peter Vivaldi

Former Republican State Senate District 15 candidate Peter Vivaldi, who ran against Democratic opponent and current Senator Victor Torres, Jr. is backing Felix Ortiz for Kissimmee City Commission District 2.

In his endorsement letter to Ortiz, Vivaldi stated: “I have so much respect for you as a business owner who is willing to close his restaurant, pay employees holiday pay, and pick up the local homeless and downtrodden to give them a decent holiday feast.”

Ortiz who recently registered as a Democrat has not announce any endorsements from elected officials who are registered Democrats.

Felix will face runoff opponent Andrew Jeng (a registered Democrat) because no candidate obtained the required votes to win the August 28 primary election. They will face off in the November 6th general election.

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