About Nicolette Springer

Nicolette is a criminologist, educator, mother of two, and proud Girl Scout leader. She and her husband, Jon, have called District 4 home for over twelve years. They live with their two daughters in the Lake Nona area. Nicolette is dedicated to safety in our neighborhoods, championing smart growth, supporting small businesses, and increasing sustainability through the use of renewable energy in our community.

With a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida, Nicolette is a criminologist with a speciality in mental health and substance abuse. She was the assistant director of a research center focused on program evaluation and professional development in the mental health and criminal justice systems. Nicolette’s research areas include mental health court, drug court, and corrections. In addition to her research experience, she also taught numerous courses in criminology and criminal justice at two large universities in the state of Florida.

As a young adult, Nicolette had an active role in her parents’ small trucking business, and she understands the importance of local government in supporting small businesses. After school and on weekends, she and her brothers and learned about payroll, government regulations, customer service, time management, and planning for the future.

In addition to her experiences as a social scientist, Nicolette is an active member of the community. She is Girl Scout leader and an advocate for children’s health. For the past five years, she has volunteered with the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign, which aims to decrease vaccine-preventable deaths worldwide. In her role with Shot@Life, Nicolette has advocated on behalf of children globally to members of Congress both locally and in Washington, D.C. She firmly believes that access to healthcare is a human right and should not be dictated by the socioeconomic standing or geographic location.

Nicolette is running for Orange County Commission because she believes it is the responsibility of community leaders to act now. She truly wants to serve her neighbors throughout district 4 and across the county. Our neighbors need leadership that is driven by needs of community and not the needs of personal gain. Nicolette understands the urgency for smart growth, safer neighborhoods, supporting small businesses, and leading the way towards environmental sustainability.

Our Issues Are Many, Our Voice Should Be One


Nicolette is running for Orange County Commission to serve our community. District 4 is composed of diverse neighborhoods with varying needs. Our number one priority is to listen to residents' concerns and to be their voice. Nicolette will advocate for safer neighborhoods, smarter growth, small businesses, and environmental sustainability.



Today and tomorrow

As a criminologist, Nicolette understands the data-driven solutions needed to increase the safety of residents of all ages and abilities. She has experience working with law enforcement and advocates for community focused policing. 


Smart Growth

becoming An Orlando ICON

The growth in District 4 can be seen on almost every corner. Our District is feeling the growing pains as we sit in traffic and drive on roads in need of improvements. We need to focus on enhancing public transportation that will decrease commute time, reduce road erosion, and is environmentally sound. 


Small Business


Nicolette grew up in a small business family and her husband is also a small business owner. She understands, firsthand, the challenges facing entrepreneurs in our community. 




The City of Orlando has committed to a hundred percent renewable energy by 2050, Orange County as a whole needs to do the same. 



A Diverse District, We Can All Call Home

District 4 is one of the geographically largest and diverse regions in Orange County. The landscape in the District ranges from serene rural communities to historic neighborhoods to robust planned development with a live here, work here, play here mindset. The District boundaries stretch from John Young Parkway on the west to the Brevard County line on the east. The northern border extents to State Road 50 and ends at the Osceloa county line. The current population is over 200,000 residents and it is growing everyday. According to the Orange County property appraiser, District 4 includes the fastest growing areas in Orange County.    


Voting and Elections Information


Primary Election- August 28, 2018
General Election- November 6, 2018
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I want to hear from you.

Just like you, my family and I live here and we want the very best community. We want to thrive in collective efforts, open dialog and progressive production.

Please contact me using the following form, I look forward to hearing and engaging with you.

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