ORLANDO, FL –
Every mayor in Orange County representing both political parties has endorsed John Mina for Orange County Sheriff.
The 12 mayors include:
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson
Belle Isle Mayor Lydia Pisano
Eatonville Mayor Eddie Cole
Edgewood Mayor Ray Bagshaw
Maitland Mayor Dale McDonald
Oakland Mayor Kathy Stark
Ocoee Mayor Rusty Johnson
Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn
Winter Garden Mayor John Rees
Winter Park Mayor Steve Leary
From Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs: “These are not times for us to take a chance on anything that involves public safety. Because when it comes to being tested, John Mina’s been tested.”
From Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer: “I’ve had the opportunity to serve with the Chief for 16 years now. He is a true leader. When it comes to the choice of the next Orange County Sheriff, John Mina is the obvious choice.”
Orange County Mayor-Elect Jerry Demings has also endorsed John Mina for Orange County Sheriff.
In response to the endorsements, Mina said: “In today’s world, it’s rare when Democrats and Republicans agree; so, I’m honored to receive the endorsements from the elected city and county leaders in Orange County. I do not take this honor lightly and pledge to wake up every day with one goal in mind: To make Orange County the safest and best place to live, work and visit.”
In addition to the endorsements from the mayors, Mina has received endorsements from U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, the Florida Police Chiefs Association, NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, the Greater Orlando Builders Association (PAC), the sheriffs from the five counties surrounding Orange County, the West Orange Political Alliance, the International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce, the Orlando Regional Realtor Association, the Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association, the Orange County Fire Fighters Association Local 2057, the Orlando Firefighters Local 1365 and the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #93, Lodge #25 and District 7.
“As the most tested and qualified candidate for Orange County Sheriff, I am ready to serve the citizens and visitors of this great county right now,” Mina said. “I care deeply about the future of Orange County, and I look forward to serving as the next Sheriff of Orange County.”