Florida Hispanic chamber endorses Rob Panepinto for Orange County mayor

Rob Panepinto

Citing his plans to help businesses and families, the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Rob Panepinto for Orange County mayor.

The chamber released the endorsement in video form, as FSHCoC Founder and President Julio Fuentes extolled the Winter Park entrepreneur and former president of the Orlando chamber of commerce as someone who “understands what it takes to build a business and create jobs.”

Panepinto faces Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings, Orange County Commissioner Pete Clarke, and three other candidates in the August 28, non-partisan contest for Orange County mayor. If no gets more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two go on to a runoff in November.

“He has a plan in addressing the major issues facing businesses and families,” Fuentes says of Panepinto in the video. “And he will work to make Orange County even better.”

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