REALTORS® recommend real-estate friendly candidates for election

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — The Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association has released a list of area candidates that it, Florida REALTORS®, and the National Association of REALTORS® are supporting for election to public office on August 30. The REALTOR® organization recommends candidates who are sensitive to issues related to real estate, homeownership, and private property rights.

Candidates selected by for support during the August 30 elections are:

National Association of REALTORS® Supported Candidates

U.S. House of Representatives, District 7 – John Mica
U.S. House of Representatives, District 9 – Darren Soto
U.S. House of Representatives, District 10 – Val Demings

Florida REALTORS® Supported Candidates

Florida Senate, District 11 – Randolph Bracy
Florida Senate, District 15 – Victor Torres, Jr.
Florida House of Representatives, District 31 – Jennifer Sullivan
Florida House of Representatives, District 45 – Kelvin Cobaris
Florida House of Representatives, District 46 – Bruce Antone
Florida House of Representatives, District 48 – Alex Barrio
Florida House of Representatives, District 50 – Rene “Coach P” Plasencia

Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association Supported Candidates

Orange County

Comptroller – Phil Diamond
Commissioner, District 1 – Betsy VanderLey
Commissioner, District 3 – Pete Clarke
Commissioner, District 5 – Ted Edwards
School Board, District 4 – Pam Gould
School Board, District 5 – Kathleen (Kat) Gordon
School Board, District 7 – Christine Moore

Seminole County

Clerk of the Court/Comptroller – Sammy Gibson
Tax Collector – Ray Valdes
Commissioner, District 1 – Bob Dallari
Commissioner, District 5 – Brenda Carey
School Board, District 3 – Dede Schaffner

City of Sanford

City Council, District 3 – Steve DellaSala

ORRA considers each candidate up for election based on his or her past voting record and/or sensitivity to real estate issues. Candidates are invited to participate in a screening process by the ORRA Candidate Screening Subcommittee, which then makes candidate recommendations to the ORRA Board of Directors for final approval.

ORRA supported candidates who accept political action committee (PAC) funds are eligible to receive contributions from the REALTORS® Political Action Committee for use in their campaign.

The Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association, recognized as one of the most innovative local real estate associations in the country, represents more than 12,500 real estate professionals throughout Central Florida.

Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association

The Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association is one of the largest local trade associations in the state of Florida, with more than 11,500 members in Orange, Seminole, and the surrounding counties.

ORRA is composed of REALTORS® who are involved in residential and commercial real estate as brokers, salespeople, property managers, appraisers, counselors, and others who are engaged in all aspects of the real estate industry.


Phone: 407.253.3580

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