The West Orange Political Alliance, Inc. is a non-profit, non-partisan organization formed to provide a voice on issues, and primarily seeking out and endorsing candidates in county, school board and state offices that will further the business interests of West Orange County.
Dear Community Members,
In the late 90s, the West Orange community realized the need for a political voice for West Orange County. This led to the formation of the West Orange Political Alliance (W.O.P.A.), a non-profit, non-partisan organization for West Orange County. This organization focuses on issues, and primarily seeking out and endorsing candidates in county, school board and state offices that will further the business interests of West Orange County.
W.O.P.A. is recognized and approved by the Florida Division of Elections as a Political Committee. It originated as a Committee of Continuous Existence since 1997 and was reformed in 2013 as a Political Committee (PC/PAC) to comply with legislative changes and the Division of Elections. W.O.P.A., governed by a board of up to 20 individuals, represents businesses and the West Orange Chamber. The Chairman-elect and President of the WOCC serve as ex-officio members of the board and the Chamber Board of Directors appoints an additional four board members each year.
Since its formation, W.O.P.A. has endorsed, supported and assisted in the election of key proponents of business and West Orange County. Candidates seek us out and understand the value of our endorsements for the furtherance of their campaign efforts. We are proud of our track record which includes the election of notable West Orange County residents; Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, Sheriff John Mina, County Commissioners Christine Moore, Mayra Uribe, Mike Scott, Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles, OCPS Board Members Pam Gould and Melissa Byrd, OCPS Chairman Teresa Jacobs, and Representative Lavon Bracy Davis.
In addition to supporting qualified and competent candidates, W.O.P.A. has taken on issues that have had the potential of creating economic disadvantages to our community. As you may recall, we supported changes in the Orange County Charter that allow for non-partisan elections, term limits, and a more transparent initiative petition process.
We invite you to make a voluntary contribution to W.O.P.A. With this contribution, W.O.P.A. will continue our work, while you are working on your business, to protect your business interests. Together, speaking with one voice on behalf of West Orange County, we will continue to be recognized as an organization that protects and promotes our best interests.
Michelle Strenth, Chairwoman
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The West Orange Political Alliance, Inc. (WOPA) is a non-partisan political committee, the political action arm of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce, formed to represent the best interests of West Orange County.
Congratulation to all the winners of the 2022 Elections, on behalf of the West Orange Political Alliance (WOPA):
Jerry Demings – Mayor
Christine Moore – District 2
Mike Scott – District 6
Andrew Asher Bain – County Court Judge, Group 2
Elizabeth Starr – County Court Judge, Group 8
Amanda Sampaio Bova – County Court Judge, Group 9
Elizabeth Gibson – County Court Judge, Group 17
Orange County Public School Board
OCPS Board Chair – Teresa Jacobs
Angie Gallo – District 1
Maria Salamanca – District 2
Florida Ninth Judicial Circuit Court
John Beamer – Group 14
Vincent Chiu – Group 44
Florida House of Representatives
Lavon Bracy Davis (D) – District 40
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We invite you to make a voluntary contribution to WOPA and may do so by downloading the application below and mailing it to our address along with a $25 check:
12184 West Colonial Drive
Winter Garden, FL 34787
Become a part of this political voice for West Orange.
To contact WOPA, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The West Orange Political Alliance, Inc. is a non-profit, non-partisan organization formed to provide an active political voice in the interests of West Orange County. WOPA is governed by a set of by-laws approved by Florida’s Division of Elections.