House District 30 hopeful Bob Cortes to hold Tallahassee fundraiser on Sept. 24

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Longwood City Commissioner and business executive Bob Cortes has a fundraising reception planned during the first legislative committee week later this month.

The event will be Sept. 24 at Clyde’s & Costello’s on 210 S. Adams St. in Tallahassee. The party starts at 5:30 p.m.

Heading the host committee is a group of prominent sitting GOP legislators in the region, including:

  • State Sen. Alan Hays from Umatilla
  • Majority Leader Rep. Steve Precourt from Orlando
  • Rep. Jason Brodeur from Sanford
  • Rep. David Santiago from Deltona
  • Rep. John Tobia from Melbourne Beach
  • Rep. Ritch Workman from Melbourne
  • Reps. Frank Artiles, Jeanette Nuñez and Eric Fresen from Miami
  • Reps. Manny Diaz Jr. and Eddy Gonzalez from Hialeah

According to Cortes’ website, the Longwood Deputy Mayor pledges to “bring resources back home—not pork from Tallahassee or Washington” by becoming a leader who “transfers responsibility” back to the states and local governments.

Cortes faces Seminole County Soil & Water Conservation Commissioner Scott Sturgill in the Republican primary, with the winner taking on incumbent Rep. Karen Castor Dentel in November 2014. Cortes is also catching up to his Democratic opponent in the money race, collecting $36,625, less than $1,000 behind Dentel.

For more information on the Cortes campaign, visit

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