Tag: House District 45

Scott PowersAugust 14, 2018
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10min86
Democrats’ voter registration gains in greater Orlando is spelling bigger challenges for several Republicans running in GOP-held Florida House seats. It includes state Reps. Mike La Rosa and Bob Cortes, whose districts are turning bluer as they seek re-elections this fall. In many ways, Central Florida mirrors statewide trends in the era of President Donald […]

Scott PowersJune 22, 2018
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8min48
Ten seats in Central Florida’s portion of the Florida House of Representatives will have primaries on August 28, with four Republican and six Democratic in-party battles set by Friday’s ballot qualifying. The big primary battles among Republicans are preparing for two open seats now held by Republicans, and among the Democrats for four places where […]

Scott PowersAugust 30, 2016
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2min85
Kamia Brown has won easy election to the Florida House, beating four Democratic rivals in a House District 45 election that became the final contest when no one but Democrats qualified for the ballot. Brown, a former legislative aide to state Rep. Victor Torres, drew 35 percent of the vote; compared with 20 for Gregory […]

Scott PowersAugust 5, 2016
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2min33
The Laborers International Union of North America has endorsed two Democrats battling in hotly-contested Orlando primaries, endorsing Kamia Brown in House District 45 and Henry Lim in House District 47. The union represents construction and energy workers and public employees. “Our members are committed to be part of the solution when it comes to growing the […]

Drew WilsonJune 18, 2016
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2min35
Another Democrat has filed for House District 45, setting up a five-way primary for the Orange County seat. William Jusme, who works as a Realtor, joins Kamia Brown, Kelvin Cobaris, Gregory Jackson and Peter Pham in the primary for the majority-minority district. On his campaign website, the 48-year-old Navy veteran said he is “the candidate […]

Scott PowersMay 20, 2016
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1min34
Orlando Democrat Greg Jackson has qualified for the Aug. 30 primary ballot by petition, his campaign announced Friday. Jackson collected 932 valid voter signatures, needing 917 to qualify. In the primary, he will face Kamia Latash Brown of Ocoee, Kelvin Larance Cobaris of Orlando, and Peter Pham of Orlando, if they also qualify. No Republicans […]

Phil AmmannApril 18, 2016
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1min24
With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round. Off: John Hinchee has stepped down as legislative assistant for Longwood Republican Rep. Scott Plakon. On: Jervonte Edmonds will be Plakon’s new assistant. Off: Bryan Roberts is no longer district secretary for Opa […]


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