Nick Primrose, lawyer and president of the Orange County Young Republicans
GOP MUSCLE IN HOUSE RACES. Last week: Every Republican State Representative running for re-election in Orange County won. Even though both Hillary and Patrick Murphy easily carried Orange County, by 134,000 and 64,000 votes respectively, Central Florida voters decided that current Republican State Representatives Bob Cortes, Eric Eisnaugle, Mike Miller, Rene Plasencia, and Jennifer Sullivan deserved to go back to Tallahassee. This is a testament to their commitment to finding solutions that benefit our community. Having Central Florida delegation with growing seniority in Tallahassee will only continue to benefit all of us.
THE LAWSUIT, PART 2. Looking ahead: Look for some, if not all, of the Orange County officers (Clerk of Courts, Comptroller, Property Appraiser, Sheriff, Supervisor of Elections, and Tax Collector) to file another lawsuit in an attempt to delegitimize the voice of the people. For the second time in two years, voters approved Charter Amendments making these positions nonpartisan and subject to term limits. Some of these individuals might put personal need for power over the will of the people by seeking a court ruling invalidating the Amendments. Let’s just hope they do not try use taxpayer money again when they file suit.