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Andrew Jeng Enters Florida House District 43 Race in Osceola County

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Former Kissimmee City Commission candidate and tech business owner Andrew Jeng filed paperwork to run for Florida State Representative, District 43 on Monday, June 10, 2019 according to officials at the Florida Department of State Division of Elections.

District 43 covers northern Osceola County and includes Buenaventura Lakes, Campbell, Kissimmee, and Poinciana. Representatives serve two-year terms and are paid $29,697 per year. Representatives can serve no more than four two-year terms.

Jeng is the second candidate to enter the race for state House of Representatives District 43. The incumbent, John Cortes (D-Kissimmee), opted out of a fourth House term to run for Osceola County clerk in 2020.

Jeng joins fellow Democrat Alex Barrio, who entered the race May 20 and was immediately endorsed by his former boss, U.S. Congressman Darren Soto.

 

Jeng touts his business acumen and commitment to serving the Central Florida community as reasons why he’s the best candidate. “It’s my mission is to bring good business to HD 43,” said Jeng in a written statement Wednesday. “It’s filled with economic promise, and with my extensive business experience, I believe I can skyrocket the district’s economic development.”

 

As the President of Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida, Jeng provided the business community with facilities and local knowledge and advocated for business legislation, hosting networking events and seminars, as well as international outreach.

 

In the past, Jeng has led several organizations:
– President of Asian Pacific Islanders American Public Affairs of Central Florida (APAPA).
– President of Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida
– Principal of Kissimmee Chinese School
– President of Kiwanis Club of Kissimmee, Florida

 

Additionally, he serves with:
– Boys & Girls Club
– Senior First, Inc.
– Asian American Heritage Council
– Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce
– Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida

 

Jeng’s recent awards and recognition include:
– Community Service Award from the Asian American Heritage Council in Orlando
– Outstanding Asian American Award from Orange County
– Volunteer Award from the City of Orlando for my work during the MLK parade
– Community Leader Recognition in the U.S. Congressional Record in May 2018 by U.S. Congressman Darren Soto

 

Jeng’s law enforcement experience:
– current International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) member
– former police lieutenant

 

Jeng’s education:
– Bachelor of Laws in Central Police University in Taiwan
– Master degree of Computer Information from New York Institute of Technology

 

When Jeng ran for Kissimmee City Commission in 2018, he raised over $25,000 in a non-partisan race and forced a runoff during the August 2018 primary. He received endorsements from Democrats and Republicans alike, including St. Cloud Mayor Nathan Blackwell, former County Commissioner Michael Bast, then Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings and Kissimmee Commissioner Angela Eady.

 

Jeng’s Campaign Platform

Economic Development
Through his business connections with Asian and Pacific Island nations in technology and education sectors, Jeng created an international pipeline between the state of Florida and Asia. He has coordinated trips for elected officials in Orlando and St. Cloud to visit China and Taiwan to create new investor relations, including Orlando Commissioner Sam Ings and St. Cloud Mayor Nathan Blackwell. He also connected Orange County Commissioner Emily Bonilla to the Tapei Economic and Cultural Office in Miami to coordinate her trip to Taiwan. He has also brought Asian investors to Florida who started new businesses in Kissimmee in partnership with UCF to create new jobs and a college-to-work pipeline for UCF students and alumni.

 

Transforming Seniors’ Quality of Life
Jeng has worked with Seniors First, Inc. for over 15 years not only feeding seniors, but helping them with home repairs and offering them computer lessons. “It’s important to give seniors the best life we can and provide even greater independence for them and their families,” expressed Jeng in a written statement.

 

Public Safety
As a former police lieutenant and current International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) member, Jeng says public safety is as important to him as it is for State Representative John Cortes, who was also in law enforcement. For the last 15 years, he has coordinated training trips for Asian law enforcement officers to learn from Orlando Police Department, Orange County Sheriff’s Office and FDLE.

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