By Lawrence A Robinson It is obvious that Amy Mercado is not qualified to manage the Orange County Property Appraiser's office. She has never had an interest in property valuation or real estate. So, why would a Dark Money PAC choose her and dump hundreds of thousands of dollars to gain control of that office? Maybe she wasn't the first choice. Inside sources suggest that Amy Mercado might have been the fall back choice in case their first pick couldn't perform.
By Allie Braswell We can't talk about wanting better representation for our community, more engagement from our elected officials in our neighborhoods and increased resource availability, then not exercise the right our ancestors fought and died to have granted.
Candidates in the Orange County Sheriff's race is fighting a zebra. Here are some of my observations.
John Mina John Mina had been a life long Republican when he was appointed to be Orlando's Chief of Police. When he decided that he wanted to be Orange County Sheriff, he thought that becoming a Democrat would be a better cover. So he burned his Republican team colors and bought a loosely fitting Democrat jersey.
By Aramis Donell Ayala More than a year ago, I released a statement in support of Deborah Barra's candidacy for State Attorney. That decision was based solely on what I knew at the time and within the framework of the candidates who were running/expected to run. Given those parameters, I have no regrets about my decision.
Since that time, however, circumstances have changed dramatically. She has distanced herself from the work that has been done in the office over the past few years and as a result, is minimizing the hard work and diligent efforts made by so many of our team members. This is incredibly disappointing to me.
By Dr. LaVon W. Bracy Friends, Read my letter and the piss poor response from the very racist mayor of Ocoee, Mayor Rusty Johnson. Let me be clear, he did not question whether my son lived in Ocoee. He lied in council meeting and said he knew for a fact that my son did not live in Ocoee. He is trying to back track now because he knows his consequences are grave and will be costly. . . I LaVon W. Bracy am not an elected official and you cannot backtrack with me and think this will go away. This letter has gone to the entire Ocoee City Council so that that the Mayor's lies will be public record. See below.
After reading campaign materials and watching interviews of all the candidates, here is my opinion on the race for Orange County Property Appraiser.
I received Amy Mercado's flyer for Orange County Property Appraiser in the mail and it was depressing. I decided to review her campaign web site and became disillusioned and even a bit angry. I wondered why Amy Mercado would completely disrupt their life's work to run for an office that she's surely not qualified for and in an industry that she has never shown any interest?
Florida Rep. Bruce Antone, Lawanna Gelzer and others announce the formation of a Community task force on police use-of-force and accountability to residents. Rep. Antone opening comments focused on continuing his failure to represent the community and how he and Lawanna Gelzer will maintain the status quo.