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ORRA supports REALTOR® candidates for Ocoee mayoral, Apopka council

Tuesday, February 9, 2016  
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The ORRA Board of Directors has voted in support of the Winter Park Library Bond Referendum. REALTORS® are encouraged to vote "Yes" for this measure on March 15.

 The referendum includes financing for a new 50,000-square-foot library and 8,000-square-foot civic center contiguous to the Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

Support for the new library is in line with ORRA's position favoring neighborhood amenities that enrich communities, improve quality of life, and make homeownership more attractive.

The Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association has selected to support two REALTORS® who are running for public office.

ORRA is backing REALTOR® Rusty Johnson (incumbent) for mayor of the City of Ocoee, and REALTOR® Bill Arrowsmith (incumbent) for Apopka City Council.

“REALTORS® understand the important role that city regulations and enforcement have on real estate and homeownership issues, such as property taxes, home values, and community development,” says ORRA President John Lazenby, Colony Realty Group, Inc. “The Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association is proud to recommend REALTOR® Bill Arrowsmith and REALTOR® Rusty Johnson for re-election to their respective positions. Their years of real estate experience plus civic service make them uniquely qualified to represent homeowners and to help shepherd growth and redevelopment plans for their respective municipalities.”

All candidates selected by ORRA for support during the March 15 elections are:

Mayor, City of Ocoee – REALTOR® Rusty Johnson
Councilman, City of Apopka Seat 3 – Sam Ruth
Councilman, City of Apopka Seat 4 – REALTOR® Bill Arrowsmith
Councilman, City of Belle Isle District 2 – Kate McGinnis
Councilman, City of Belle Isle District 3 – Jeremy Weinsier
Councilman, City of Maitland Seat 1 – Michael Dabby
Commissioner, City of Ocoee District 3 – Richard Firstner
Commissioner, City of Winter Park Seat 3 - Lambrine Macejewski
Commissioner, City of Winter Park Seat 4 – Pete Weldon

ORRA considers each candidate up for election based on his or her past voting record and/or sensitivity to real estate issues such as private property rights. Candidates are invited to participate in a screening process by the ORRA Candidate Screening Subcommittee, which then makes candidate recommendations to the ORRA Board of Directors for final approval.

ORRA supported candidates who accept political action committee (PAC) funds are eligible to receive contributions from the REALTORS® Political Action Committee for use in their campaign.

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