KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Tech entrepreneur and smart city candidate Andrew Jeng, who is new to the political arena, has qualified and raised $25,000 in his bid for Kissimmee City Commission Seat 2. His nearest opponent has raised only $1,550, Jeng’s campaign announced in a news release Wednesday.
Since his campaign kickoff, Jeng has rolled up his sleeves, started knocking on doors and making phone calls, and meeting with donors. His efforts have been paying off.
“I’m excited to have donations pouring in locally and nationwide to support my historic campaign for Kissimmee City Commissioner.” Jeng is the first esteemed Chinese American to run for public office in the City of Kissimmee, the release said.
Kissimmee is considered one of the most diverse cities in Florida, and its City Commission proves that, representing the African American, Hispanic and Caucasian communities. “It’s important to me that the City Commission reflects the community it represents,” said Jeng.
Jeng has picked up endorsements from State Representative John Cortez and Osceola County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor Deborah Livingston. Other major endorsements are forthcoming.
Additionally, Congressman Darren Soto recently awarded Jeng special recognition by adding his name in the U.S. Congressional Record as a community leader.
Jeng came to the U.S. with $100 in his pocket in pursuit of the American Dream. Thirty years later, he now owns one of Florida’s most successful technology companies, with over thirty franchises across the U.S. and hundreds of employees.
The primary election is set for August 28, 2018 and the general election is November 6, 2018.