Tag: House District 49
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Mitch PerryMay 12, 2016

House District 49 Democratic candidate Carlos Guillermo Smith is calling for a statewide decriminalization of marijuana, following the passage of similar measures in other municipalities in Florida over the past year. Smith made the declaration while testifying before the Orlando City Council on Monday, which was debating a local ordinance which calls for fining individuals found to be in possession […]


Carlos Guillermo Smith has received enough signatures to secure a spot on the ballot. Smith announced Tuesday he received enough verified signatures to qualify for the House District 49 race. The first-time candidate said he was able to get the signatures needed after launching regularly scheduled volunteer canvassing events at the restaurant Lechonera Latina. “The […]

Drew WilsonApril 26, 2016

A no-party affiliated candidate has filed to run against Democrat Carlos Smith and Republican Amber Mariano in House District 49. Shea Silverman, a one-time intern for former state Senator and current U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, filed for the Orlando-based House seat April 14. Silverman currently works as a developer for the Center for Distributed Learning […]

Drew WilsonMarch 17, 2016

One of Republican Rep. Rene Plasencia’s interns has filed to run in House District 49, setting up a battle between two young aspiring politicians in the Orange County seat. Amber Mariano filed paperwork to run for the seat as a Republican Monday, joining Democrat Carlos Guillermo Smith, who worked as former Rep. Joe Saunders’ chief […]


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