The political action arm of Equality Florida, the state’s leading LGBTQ advocacy group, has endorsed the candidacy of Eric Rollings in the Orange County Commission District 3 race.

The endorsement comes from Equality Florida Action Political Action Committee, Rollings campaign announced.

“Eric Rollings’ candidacy for Orange County Commission District 3 is a game changing opportunity for the LGBTQ community,” Equality Florida Senior Political Director Joe Saunders, a former Democratic state representative from Orlando, stated in a news release issued by Rollings campaign. “Equality Florida Action PAC is proud to endorse Eric and is ready to do everything we can to ensure he wins in November. Eric’s history of service that speaks for itself. He’s an advocate for LGBTQ rights and an unwavering voice calling for sustainable energy solutions, clean water and environmental stewardship. His voice is what we need in Orange County government.”

Rollings is chair of the Orange County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors. In the D3 race he faces a big field of competitors that includes Pete Crotty, Bobby Lance, Gus Martinez, Bill Moore, Mayra Uribe, and Randy Whiting in the non-partisan August 28 election. If no one gets more than 50 percent of the vote the top two will showdown in the November election.

 

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