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Tag Archives: Orange County politics

Jacqueline “Jackie” Gomez-Tejeda Joins Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith’s Legislative Team

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Source: Office of Florida Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith // Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith has hired community leader, Jacqueline “Jackie” Gomez-Tejeda to join his legislative team. Gomez-Tejeda brings over two decades of experience in social work and government relations into her new role as Rep. Smith’s District Executive Secretary (DES). Gomez-Tejeda…

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VIDEO: Orange County School Board Chairman Bill Sublette Launches His Campaign for County Mayor

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Orange County School Board Chairman Bill Sublette launched his official campaign for Orange County Mayor in a press conference in the lobby of the First Green Bank in downtown Orlando Monday. In his press conference, Sublette announced that he plans to employ his extensive experience with the Orange County School…

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Orange Soil & Water Board Meetings Return to County Commission Chambers After 10-Year Ban

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors’ monthly meetings will be held in the Orange County Commission chambers at long last after a ten-year ban imposed by Orange County officials was recently lifted. The Board returned to county chambers Friday, February 10, 2017 to hold its monthly meeting.…

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Patricia Rumph First to File Paperwork with Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office for 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – On Tuesday, November 14, 2016, Patricia Rumph became the first candidate to file paperwork with the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office for the 2018 election. Rumph, a registered Democrat, filed paperwork to run for the Orange County Commission District 2 seat in the 2018 election. The District consists of Apopka,…

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Patricia Rumph First to File Paperwork with Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office for 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – On Tuesday, November 14, 2016, Patricia Rumph became the first candidate to file paperwork with the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office for the 2018 election. Rumph, a registered Democrat, filed paperwork to run for the Orange County Commission District 2 seat in the 2018 election. The District consists of Apopka,…

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Supervisor Daisy Morales Named to Advisory Post at Orange County 4-H

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Elected Orange County Soil and Water Conservation Board Supervisor Daisy Morales was recently appointed to Orange County 4-H Advisory Committee, a part of UF/IFAS Extension, for a one-year term. 4-H has three mission mandates: 1) Science, Engineering, and Technology 2) Healthy living 3) Citizenship Supervisor Morales will support and advise 4-H…

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Rick Singh Seek Votes In One Of Orange County’s Largest African American Community

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh was out campaigning in one of Orange County’s largest African American communities in west Orlando Wednesday morning. Singh was also among several elected officials and candidates of the Democratic party attending an Orlando rally with former President Bill Clinton at the Dr. James R. Smith Neighborhood Center. Last…

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Entrepreneur Andrew Jeng Launches Campaign to Become Florida’s First Chinese…

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – 25-year Kissimmee resident, entrepreneur Andrew Jeng will officially launch his…

Nelson calls for better coordination to address housing needs of…

WASHINGTON, D.C – U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson today joined nearly a dozen other U.S. senators in…

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Colin Kaepernick Named GQ Magazine's Citizen Of The Year

(AP) - Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been named GQ's magazine's "Citizen of the Year" for his activism. Kaepernick began kneeling instead of standing during the national anthem last season to protest racial inequality and police brutality. The demonstration sparked a wave of NFL protests by players during the anthem…

Nelson calls for better coordination to address housing needs of…

WASHINGTON, D.C – U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson today joined nearly a dozen other U.S. senators in urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to work together to provide housing assistance to thousands of displaced Puerto Rican and U.S. Virgin Island residents. In a letter to…

Key Murphy Priorities Included in National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON (FNN NEWS) - U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., on Tuesday voted for the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report, which sets policy and authorizes funding for the U.S. military, and includes key wins for central Florida. The U.S. House of Representatives passed…

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FAMU Fights Fiercely for Florida Classic Win Over B-CU

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - With their stance at #3 in the Mid-East Athletic Conference (MEAC) and 6-4 on the season, the Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) Wildcats came into the 2017 Florida Blue Florida Classic ready to take another win at Camping World Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Rattlers, however, were not about to roll over. They entered…

Entrepreneur Andrew Jeng Launches Campaign to Become Florida’s First Chinese…

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – 25-year Kissimmee resident, entrepreneur Andrew Jeng will officially launch his 2018 campaign for Kissimmee City Commission, Seat 2, at the Seasons Florida Resort on U.S. 192 in Kissimmee at 6pm on Saturday in hopes of making history as the first Chinese American elected in all of Florida. In an exclusive interview with Florida National News,…

Buccaneer Head Coach Dirk Koetter on the NFL Investigation into…

TAMPA, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Buzzfeed broke the news of Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting quarterback Jameis WInston involved in an Uber driver groping incident in 2016. Here is Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Dirk Koetter's exclusive comments on the incident after the Bucs training at One Buccaneer Place. ______________ Contact: Mellissa Thomas and Willie David news@floridanationalnews.com

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A World of Adventure Awaits: Royal Caribbean Brings Together Bold…

MIAMI, (FNN NEWS) -- Royal Caribbean International's expanding global footprint is evident in the 2019-2020 deployment plans, thanks to having unparalleled product offerings in the Caribbean, four new ports of call in Europe, and the first-ever Quantum Class ship to visit the Alaskan frontier.  Combined with newly transformed ships designed to offer an unmatched short Caribbean vacation, Royal Caribbean is offering more…

Actor Jay Ellis to Serve as 2018 American Black Film…

New York, NY (FNN NEWS) – Source: ABFF // The 22nd American Black Film Festival (ABFF) returns to Miami, June 13-17, 2018 with an exciting lineup of film screenings, events and innovative programming. This year, the week’s schedule will include several new experiences, classes and networking opportunities for festival attendees. The festival, in its 22nd year,…

Hip Hop Legend Queen Latifah to Receive Icon Award at…

MIAMI, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Actor, singer, producer and hip hop legend Queen Latifah will receive the Icon Award at the 4th Annual Revolt Music Conference in October. “Queen Latifah is a rare talent and one of the most successful artists of all time, flourishing as a rap artist, movie star, talk show host and more,”…

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