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Bobby Olszewski fundraiser to feature Will Weatherford, Randolph Bracy

In what’s shaping up as the hottest Orange County Commission race, Winter Garden Commissioner Bobby Olszewski has announced a fundraiser that includes both Republican former House Speaker Will Weatherford and Democratic state Rep. Randolph Bracy as co-hosts.

The Jan. 27 fundraiser at the GrayRobinson office in Orlando is being billed as the kickoff event for Olszewski’s bid in the nonpartisan August county election.

He is facing businesswoman and Orange County Planning and Zoning Commissioner Betsy VanderLey. They are running to replace Commissioner Scott Boyd who is term-limited out in District 1, covering west Orange County.

The announcement for Olszewski’s fundraiser lists 49 co-hosts including the finance team he announced  this week with top local activists such as Bertica Cabrera Morris and Frank Kruppenbacher, as well several local elected officials including Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer.

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Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at scott@floridapolitics.com.

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