Today, the Bob Cortes campaign announced another local endorsement. City of Maitland Councilman Ivan Valdes is the most recent Central Florida leader to throw his support behind Cortes. Valdes joins Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger, Orlando City Commissioner Tony Ortiz, former State Representative John Quinones, and former Seminole County Commission Chairman Fred Streetman in supporting Bob Cortes for House District 30.
“I’m supporting Bob Cortes because I’ve seen him in action standing up for our seniors, working for better schools for kids, and doing everything he can to keep our community strong,” said Councilman Valdes. “I know that Bob will be a great representative for our community in Tallahassee.”
Commissioner Valdes is a first generation Cuban American who was born and raised in South Florida. He is a retired U. S. Marine who has lived in Maitland since 1996. He is a founding member and managing partner at Elite Financial Partners in Maitland, an employee benefits, comprehensive insurance planning and investment advisory services firm.
“Commissioner Valdes is a great Central Florida community leader,” said candidate Bob Cortes. “His endorsement is an affirmation that we’re running a strong campaign and garnering significant early support.”