Retired Orlando Police officer Bill Moore has received the endorsements from the Fraternal Order of Police District 7, of which he is an officer, and three local lodges in Orange County for his campaign to be elected to the Orange County Commission District 3 seat.

Moore, of Orlando, is assistant director and treasurer of the FOP District 7, which represents law enforcement officers throughout a 10-county region in Central Florida, including Orange County.

He also got the endorsements from the FOP Lodges 93, 86, and 25 within the district. They are the three largest lodges in Orange County, representing law enforcement officers from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the Orange County Corrections Department, and the Orlando Police Department.

The Director of the Fraternal Order of Police District 7, Steve Klapka, stated the endorsement decision was based upon Bill Moore’s, “…[e]xperience as a law enforcement officer, [Bill Moore’s] steadfast commitment to public safety, and the desire to improve working conditions for law enforcement officers in Orange County.”

Moore, who ran unsuccessfully for the seat in 2016, is in a crowded field this year seeking to replace incumbent County Commissioner Pete Clarke, who won that 2016 race and is now running for Orange County mayor, likely opening the seat to a special election this fall. The other candidates include Pete Crotty, Bobby Lance, Gus Martinez, Eric Rollings, and Mayra Uribe. The district covers south-central Orange County.

“I want to personally thank all of the men and women of our local Fraternal Order of Police Lodges for their continued support of my campaign and my ideas that will, in the end, make for safer working conditions and increase the likelihood of finishing their law enforcement career without significant injury or death,” Moore stated.

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