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Florida Education Association Endorses Daisy Morales in HD 48 Race

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – The Daisy Morales campaign announced that it won another major endorsement: Florida’s largest teachers union, the Florida Education Association, has endorsed Daisy Morales for State House District 48.  

Since, winning the August Democratic primary election, the Daisy Morales’ campaign has seen a spike in major endorsements and contributions from across the state.

The Florida Education Association is the state’s largest association of professional employees, with nearly 150,000 members. The FEA is affiliated nationally with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the National Education Association (NEA) and the national AFL-CIO.

The FEA recognized Morales’s commitment to Florida’s neighborhood public schools, colleges and universities, the bright students who attend them, and the faithful, diligent people who work in public education. 

 

FILE - Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor Daisy Morales, named Teacher for a Day, was presented with a certificate of appreciation from Oak Hill Elementary, November 18, 2015. (File photo: Willie David / Florida National News)

FILE – Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor Daisy Morales, named Teacher for a Day, was presented with a certificate of appreciation from Oak Hill Elementary, November 18, 2015. (File photo: Willie David / Florida National News)

Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor Daisy Morales receives a certificate of appreciate as Teacher for a Day at East River High School in November 2018. Image courtesy of Daisy Morales (Facebook).

Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor Daisy Morales receives a certificate of appreciate as Teacher for a Day at East River High School in November 2018. Image courtesy of Daisy Morales (Facebook).

 

“I had the honor to serve as an honorary teacher for our local public schools,” said Morales. “As a state, we must continue to support our teachers and make sure they have the resources they need to give all students access to quality education. I’m committed to fighting for teachers to get the pay they deserve and enhancing public education in Florida.” 

 

Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor Daisy Morales speaks to a class of students as Teacher for a Day at East River High School in November 2018. Image courtesy of Daisy Morales (Facebook).

Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor Daisy Morales speaks to a class of students as Teacher for a Day at East River High School in November 2018. Image courtesy of Daisy Morales (Facebook).

 

Morales’s Republican opponent Jesus Martinez also won major endorsements from the Orlando Sentinel and former Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carrol, according to his campaign’s Facebook page.

Recently, Morales issued a press statement that court records revealed that Martinez faced bankruptcy in Puerto Rico and Orlando, nearly $3 Million in foreclosure lawsuits and at least six failed businesses in Orlando. Florida National News called and emailed Martinez regarding his financial troubles. He did not respond to our request to address financial issues filed in state and federal courts.

Morales and Martinez will face off in a heavily Democratic district on November 3rd to see who will become the next Florida State Representative for House District 48.

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