Bobby Olszewski announces run for State House District 44 with 31 endorsements
Former Winter Garden Commissioner Bobby Olszewski announced on Friday afternoon that he is running for State House District 44 consisting of parts of Western Orange County. He also pushed out over 30 endorsements with his declaration.
“It is my love for this community that drives me to want to serve our community in Tallahassee,” Olszewski said “Our community is a special place, but it requires leadership across all levels of government to ensure we protect and fight for the things that will keep us special and help us grow. From economic development to improving education and healthcare, our state faces many challenges and the way in which we address these issues will have a lasting effect upon West Orange County,”
Among those endorsing “Bobby O” as he’s known by his supporters, includes Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn, Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer, most of the Orange County School Board and current and former Commissioners from different municipalities around the region.
“Each and every person who has lent their name and endorsement means the world to me, not just because they’ve placed their trust in me, but because of what great leaders they are in our community and how dedicated they are to public service. We all share the goal of having continued leadership in Tallahassee to ensure we improve our community and state,” he added.
Olszewski previously ran for County Commission last year. Other candidates that have filed include Paul Chandler and Usha Jain. House District 44 incumbent Eric Eisnaugle has not filed for reelection and has applied for an open Judicial seat.
You can view the list of endorsements below…..
City of Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer Commissioner Diane Velazquez
City of Clermont Councilmember Timothy Bates
Lake County Commission Commissioner Sean Parks
Town of Oakland Commissioner Joseph McMullen Commissioner Rick Polland Commissioner Sal Ramos
City of Ocoee Mayor Rusty Johnson Commissioner and former Mayor John Grogan Commissioner Rosemary Wilsen Angel de la Portilla
Orange County Clerk of Courts Former Clerk Eddie Fernandez
Orange County School Board Board Member Joie Cadle Board Member Daryl Flynn Board Member Linda Kobert Board Member Christine Moore Board Member Nancy Robbinson
City of Orlando Commissioner Tony Ortiz
Town of Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn Councilmember John Armstrong Councilmember Bob McKinley Councilmember Richard Montgomery Councilmember Jim O’Brien Councilmember Al Pichon Police Chief David Ogden
City of Winter Garden Mayor John Rees Commissioner Colin Sharman Former Commissioner Gerald Jowers Former Commissioner Kent Makin Former Commissioner Charlie Mae Wilder
City of Winter Park Former Mayor Ken Bradley