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The following candidates and positions have been endorsed by the West Orange Political Alliance following a series of interviews for each contest. Keep up with the latest endorsements and WOPA news at our Facebook page.

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Anthony Sabatini
Anthony Sabatini
Florida House of Representatives, District 32 Sabatini is a current Eustis City Commissioner. He has served as an Infantry Officer in the Florida National Guard for 10 years and continues to serve today. Website
Robert Olszewski
Robert "Bobby O" Olszewski
Florida House of Representatives, District 44 Olszewski is the current representative of District 44 and has previously served as a Winter Garden City Commissioner. He is a Leadership West Orange graduate and is very active in the community, serving as Orange County Community Action Board Chair, Roper YMCA Family Center Board Chair, and on many other local boards and committees. Website

Bruce Antone
Florida House of Representatives, District 46

Antone is the incumbent candidate, having served in the Florida House of Representatives since 2012, and also from 2002-2006. He has also served on the Orange County Planning and Zoning Commission and as a legislative aide to then State Senator Buddy Dyer.


John Mina
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. Website
Christine Moore
Christine Moore
Orange Co. Commission, District 2 Moore is the current OCPS School Board Member for District 7, a role she has served since 2008. OCPS earned numerous awards during her tenure, including three Governor's Sterling awards. Website

Mayra Uribe
Orange Co. Commission, District 3 Born and raised in the district, Uribe served for nearly eight years as an aide to U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, where she helped Florida citizens with issues dealing with military, FEMA, transportation and labor issues. Website

Susan Makowski
Orange Co. Commission, District 4 Makowski has served 7 years as the chief administrative aide to current District 4 Commissioner Jennifer Thompson. In this role, she managed complex land use issues, served as the main contact for ongoing constituent concerns and handled dozens of special projects relating to the environment, education, transportation housing, public safety and more. Website
Johanna Lopez
Johanna Lopez
Orange County School Board, District 2 Lopez is a teacher, CTA member and 2017 OCPS Teacher of the Year. She seeks to empower all OCPS students, teachers, and parents by proposing an inclusive agenda that will bring about fairness, empowerment, and safety to our school system. Website

Eric Schwalbach
Orange County School Board, District 7 Schwalbach brings 22 years of classroom experience, having attended and/or worked at over 15 area schools. He has worked and coached with students of all socioeconomic status at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Website

Dean Mosley
Circuit Court Judge, Group 41 Mosley has amassed 32 years of legal experience and knowledge, encompassing criminal defense, civil litigation, juvenile, business, and probate matters. Website
Vote YES on Amendment 3
Vote YES
Amendment 3: Voter Control of Gambling Amendment 3 puts Florida voters back in charge of casino gambling decisions – NOT Tallahassee politicians and gambling lobbyists. On November 6th, vote YES on Amendment 3 to take power away from Tallahassee politicians and give ultimate authority on casino gambling decisions to Florida voters. Website
Vote No Amendments 1, 2, 4-13 These issues are not appropriate in the constitution.  


WOPA congratulates its endorsed candidates and causes that won election in the August 28 Primary Election:

Jerry Demings
Orange County Mayor

Victoria Siplin

Orange Co. Commission, District 6

Adam McGinnis
Orange County Judge, Group 11
Amy Carter
Amy Carter
Orange County Judge, Group 14

Teresa Jacobs
Orange County School Board Chair

Angie Gallo
Orange County School Board, District 1

Linda Kobert
Orange County School Board, District 3

Jeff Ashton
Circuit Court Judge, Group 15

Tom Young
Circuit Court Judge, Group 26

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