Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Endorses Nicolette Springer for Orange County Commission


Nicolette Springer, candidate for Orange County Commission has secured the endorsement of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. Dyer, who has served as Mayor of Orlando since 2003, stated, “Nicolette Springer brings a fresh perspective and a new vision for one of the fastest growing regions in Central Florida. As a natural leader, she recognizes that those that live and work in District 4 know better than anyone, how county government should work for them, not simply how it's worked in the past.  Nicolette believes in listening and learning from the true experts: the people she'll represent. You'll see her most days walking the neighborhoods, pulling her 2 young children behind her in their wagon, meeting people and letting residents know who she is.”

Dyer further added that, “As a newcomer to government, Nicolette won't be beholden to anyone that held the office before her. She'll be more than just an extension of her predecessor. Her passion to serve her community is her own! As a criminologist, mother of two young children and a resident for 13 years she knows first-hand exactly why people choose to make District 4 their home. She sees the potential for the region to be a national model for smart growth, where a thriving business community and smartly planned neighborhoods coexist with protected conservation areas and recreational spaces that serve everyone-young and old. That's what we're striving for and accomplishing here in Orlando and I think we're fortunate that Nicolette shares that vision, not just for Orlandoans in her District, but for all of Orange County as well. She is the right person at the right time! I’m proud to endorse Nicolette Springer for Orange County Commission District 4.”

Springer, a criminologist and community activist, responded to Dyer’s endorsement stating, “The City of Orlando has thrived under the leadership of Mayor Dyer. During his tenure, he has worked relentlessly to advance the prosperity of Orlando and improve the quality of life for all residents. I’m honored to have the endorsement of Mayor Dyer.”

District 4 is currently represented by Jennifer Thompson but cannot run for reelection due to term limits. The open race is being contested by five candidates including the current commissioner’s former aide, Susan Makowski. The election is August 28th however, if no one gets fifty percent of the vote plus one, there will be a runoff November 6th.

State House Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith Endorses Nicolette Springer for Orange County Commission District 4

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Nicolette Springer, candidate for Orange County Commission District 4, has gained the support of several local leaders. The most recent being State Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith. Smith, who represents FL District 49 and has been a champion for LGBT rights and progressive values in Tallahassee, stated, “I’m proud to endorse Nicolette Springer for Orange County Commission. As a thirteen year resident of District 4, she understands the needs of her community.” Smith goes further to add, “Nicolette’s expertise in criminal justice and her commitment to smart growth and environmental sustainability proves that she will be a champion for progressive values at the local level. I’m excited to throw my support behind her and to start knocking on doors together!”


Nicolette Springer, a District 4 resident of 13 years, offered the following statement in response, “I’m privileged to have the support of Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith. Representative Smith is a proven champion for our community’s working families.” Springer further adds. “His continuing pledge to fight for equality, gun safety, and healthcare issues impacting Orange County residents at both the county and state level is inspiring. We are incredibly lucky to have Carlos as a champion for progressive values in Tallahassee and I’m honored to have his endorsement.”

Nicolette Springer is running to fill Jennifer Thompson’s term limited seat on the Orange County Commission. Five candidates including Springer have qualified to be on the ballot. Election day is August 28th with a potential run off November 6th.

Florida Senator Victor M Torres Endorses Nicolette Springer for Orange County Commission District 4

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With qualification week coming to a close, Nicolette Springer, candidate for Orange County Commission District 4 has secured another high profile endorsement, State Senator Victor M. Torres. Torres, who represents the 15th Senate District which encompases Osceola County and South Orange County, stated in a release, “Nicolette is a passionate mother who is actively engaged in her community and has demonstrated she has the integrity and ability to represent the people which is why proudly endorse her campaign for Orange County Commission, District 4.”


Nicolette Springer, a 13 year resident of District 4 responded by stating, “Senator Torres is a life-long public servant and I’m honored to receive his endorsement. He is a champion for a livable wage, equality in the workplace, and access to healthcare. I’m incredibly grateful for his dedication to improving the quality of life for the residents in my district. I look forward to serving our community together.”

Over half of District 4 is represented by Torres which is currently represented by Jennifer Thompson. Thompson is term limited, making this race an open seat. The election is August 28th with a potential run-off November 7th.