Gubernatorial Candidate King Set for May Meeting

Winter Park businessman Chris King, who announced his candidacy for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in early April, will be the guest speaker at the May 11th General Meeting of the Seminole County Democratic Party, 7 pm at the Lake Mary Community Center, 140 E. Wilbur Ave. “This is a great time in the election cycle …

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EPA Cuts Hit Home

The Trump administration’s proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, by some accounts the largest to any department, could directly impact two pending Superfund cleanups in Seminole County. According to a March 20th Los Angeles Times article, the budget cuts $330 million, or about 30 per cent, from the Superfund allocations nationwide. It’s not clear …

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Oppose ‘Union-Busting’ Legislation in Florida Senate

Anti-Union Bill Passes in the House A measure opponents see as targeting Florida teachers’ unions has passed the Republican led Florida House and been sent to the first of four Senate committees for consideration. “Anti-labor House Bill 11, is now Senate Bill 1292,” says Seminole Democratic Party Union Outreach Chairman Jay Jurie. “This bill would …

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Senator David Simmons’ Silence is Deafening

Seminole and Orange County Democrats have called on District 9 Republican State Senator David Simmons to condemn bigoted comments April 17 by Miami Republican State Senator Frank Artiles to two African-American colleagues in a private conversation at a club in Tallahassee. Reaction to the comments has lit up social media and prompted widespread condemnation. By …

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Murphy’s Election Cycle Begins

Seventh District Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy is working “below the noise” to provide service to the district this year, but warns she will need Democrats to “have my back” in 2018 when she is up for re-election. Republicans have already posted a billboard along I-4 attacking the freshman congresswoman, an indication of how important this seat …

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