Join us July 7, 2018 from 10am to 12:30pm as we knock on doors to get voters registered and signed up for Vote By Mail! There will be multiple locations throughout the county TBA soon!
For only the second time since 1984, voters throughout Orange County will have an opportunity to send a Democrat to represent them in the Florida State House. The last time the Orange County Democratic Party was able to offer a full slate of House candidates was during the election of 2000 which resulted in Al Gore losing Florida to President George Bush by a mere 537 votes. With qualifying closing this past Friday, the Orange County Democrats solidified its most diverse slate of State House candidates in history. Our candidates range in age from 28 to 69 years of age, and they include women seeking office in 7 of the 9 seats available. There are 3 Hispanic candidates, 3 African-American candidates, and the return of Florida’s first LGBT LatinX legislator, seeking seats in Tallahassee. The Democratic Party is offering Orange County voters a choice which most accurately represents the diversity and uniqueness of our community.
In response to the frustration of the 2016 election results, Democrats have seen an unprecedented increase in engagement by our voters. The “Blue Wave,” as it has been dubbed, is resulting in historic numbers of Democrats seeking office throughout the county, state, and country. Republicans are being forced to face challengers even in districts they once deemed “safe.”
“The final results of the Blue Wave are yet to be determined, but there is a great sense of pride telling the voters of Orange County for the first time in a generation, you can vote for someone who shares their political values,” said Chair Wes Hodge. “We know it is a long road to November, but we are actively engaging our voters to send a clear message to Tallahassee.”