ENDORSEMENTS

Orange County Mayor Elect Jerry Demings

“John Mina is qualified. He’s been tested and he is ready. The Sheriff’s Office will be in capable hands under John Mina.”

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson

"Chief John Mina has been a dedicated public servant to the people of Orlando for many years. He is a proven leader who has shown a deep commitment to the security of the Orlando community and he will continue to honorably serve the people of Orange County.”

Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood

"I am proud to endorse John Mina for Orange County Sheriff. John is respected by his peers throughout the State of Florida and has proven his ability to lead in times of crisis. John Mina has the experience and community support to be an effective Sheriff and I look forward to serving alongside him."

Lake County Sheriff Peyton Grinnell

“I am honored to endorse John Mina for Orange County Sheriff…. He can offer a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, and I believe John will serve the citizens of Orange County with the utmost dedication and professionalism.”

Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma

“Criminals do not observe jurisdictional boundaries, and the citizens of Orange and Seminole Counties can be confident in knowing that you and I will stand side by side to address criminal activity throughout the region.”

Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, #93

"It was evident that you possess the knowledge, a proven track record, executive experience, and unique qualifications to be elected as Orange County Sheriff."

Florida Police Chiefs Association

“Chief John Mina has been tested in a way no police chief should ever have to be tested during the Pulse tragedy and its aftermath."

Greater Orlando Builders Association (PAC)

"GOBA PAC firmly believes that you are the right person at the right time for the position. We will be encouraging GOBA's membership, which includes over 600-member companies and more than 20,000 employees in the Central Florida homebuilding industry, to support your candidacy."

West Orange Political Alliance

"The Alliance endorses Orlando Chief of Police John Mina for Orange County Sheriff. Mina has spent nearly 27 years as a law enforcement officer with the Orlando Police Department and was appointed Chief of Police in 2014."

NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal

"I know John Mina personally. He has proven himself in times of crisis. He has shown he can keep our community safe."

International Drive Resort Chamber of Commerce

"The Alliance endorses Orlando Chief of Police John Mina for Orange County Sheriff. Mina has spent nearly 27 years as a law enforcement officer with the Orlando Police Department and was appointed Chief of Police in 2014."

NFL Player Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

"What else needs to be said Jerry Demings supports OPD Chief John Mina for Orange County sheriff I’m all in. Men of integrity."

Orlando Regional Realtor Association

A primary function of the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) is to screen candidates running for public office and recommend for election those whom are sensitive to issues related to real estate, home ownership, and private property rights.

Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association

"“CFHLA proudly endorses Chief John Mina’s campaign for Orange County Sheriff. Chief Mina, a strong partner of the Hospitality Industry during his tenure with the Orlando Police Department, is uniquely qualified to lead the agency responsible for protecting Orange County residents and Central Florida’s 72 million annual visitors.”

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Orange County Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 1365

“The Orlando Professional Firefighters Local 1365 have always taken great pride in their involvement with the political process as well as the endorsement of candidates who help serve in the best interest of Public Safety. As an experienced public servant with a clear vision for the needs of Firefighters and the citizens of Orlando alike, we look forward to working with you on various important issues you may encounter during your tenure as Sheriff.”

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Orange County Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 2057

"We applaud you in your decision to run for Orange County Sheriff, bringing your talents and experience to lead the fine men and women in the Orange County Sherriff’s Office Department which will enhance the level of professionalism and services already being provided to the citizens of Orange County."