Two still-influential polical leaders who led Central Florida’s establishment of the late 20th century are endorsing Mayra Uribe in her quest to be elected to the Orange County Commission District 3 seat.
Former Orlando Mayor Glenda Hood, a Republican, and former Orange County Chair Linda Chapin, a Democrat, both are endorsing Uribe, her campaign announced Thursday.
Uribe faces Pete Crotty in the non-partisan race to fill the last two years of a term in District 3. Incumbent Pete Clarke is resigning because he ran unsuccessfully for Orange County Mayor, a position that was known as Orange County chair when Chapin held it.
The district covers much of south-central Orange County.
Hood was mayor of Orlando from 1993 to 2003 and then served as Florida Secretary of State under Gov. Jeb Bush, from 2003-’05. Chapin was Orange County chair from 1990 through 1998.