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Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Elected Officials Representing All or Part of Orange County

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

On the final day of 2018 Hispanic Heritage Month we spotlight federal, state, county and city Hispanic elected officials who represent all or part of Orange County.

 

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

Office of United States Senator of Florida Marco Rubio

  • The Honorable Marco Rubio (R)
  • US Senator of Florida
  • Elected 2011 (6-year terms)
  •  United States Senate, United States Government
  • Representing all of Orange County

Office of US Congressman Darren Soto

  • The Honorable Darren Soto (D)
  • US Congressman, District 9
  • Elected 2016 (2-year terms)
  • United States House of Representatives, United States Government
  • Representing part of Orange County

 

STATE OF FLORIDA

Office of Lieutenant Governor of Florida Carlos Lopez-Cantera

  • The Honorable Carlos Lopez-Cantera (R)
  • Lieutenant Governor of Florida
  • Elected 2014 (4-year terms)
  • Office of Lieutenant Governor of Florida, State of Florida
  • Representing all of Orange County

 

THE FLORIDA SENATE

Office of District 15 State Senator Victor M. Torres, Jr.

 

FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Office of District 30 State Representative Robert “Bob” Cortes

Office of District 48 State Representative Amy Mercado

  • The Honorable Amy Mercado (D)
  • State Representative, District 48
  • Elected 2016 (2-year terms)
  • Florida House of Representatives, State of Florida
  • Representing part of Orange County

Office of District 49 State Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith

Office of District 50 State Representative Rene “Coach P” Plasencia

 

NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA

Office of Ninth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Jose R. Rodriguez

  • The Honorable Jose R. Rodriguez
  • Circuit Judge
  • Orange County Circuit Court
  • Elected to Circuit Court 1994 (6-year terms), Elected to County Court 1987 (6-year terms)
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida, State of Florida
  • Representing all of Orange County

Office of Ninth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Leticia Marquez

  • The Honorable Leticia Marquez
  • Circuit Judge
  • Orange County Circuit Court
  • Elected 2012 (6-year terms)
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida, State of Florida
  • Representing all of Orange County

 

ORANGE SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT

Office of Orange Soil and Water Conservation District 2 Supervisor Daisy Morales

  • The Honorable Daisy Morales (D)
  • Supervisor, Seat 2
  • Vice Chair, Board of Supervisors
  • Elected 2014 (4-year terms)
  • Orange Soil and Water Conservation District, State of Florida
  • Representing all of Orange County

 

ORANGE COUNTY

Office of District 5 Orange County Commissioner Emily Bonilla

  • The Honorable Emily Bonilla (D)
  • County Commissioner, District 5
  • Elected 2016 (4-year terms)
  • Board of County Commissioners, Orange County Government
  • Representing part of Orange County

 

ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

Office of District 2 Orange County School Board Member Daryl Flynn

  • The Honorable Daryl Flynn (D)
  • School Board Member, District 2
  • Elected 2006, 2014 (4-year terms)
  • Orange County Public Schools, Orange County Government
  • Representing part of Orange County

 

CITY OF ORLANDO

Office of District 2 Commissioner Tony Ortiz

  • The Honorable Tony Ortiz (R)
  • City Commissioner, District 2
  • Elected 2008 (4-year terms)
  • City of Orlando, City Government
  • Representing part of Orange County

 

TOWN OF OAKLAND

Office of Seat 3 Commissioner Salvador Ramos

  • The Honorable Salvador Ramos
  • Town Commissioner, Seat 3
  • Appointed 2015, Elected 2016 (3-year terms)
  • Town of Oakland, Town Government
  • Representing part of Orange County

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