Former president of the League of Women Voters of Florida and civil rights activist Deirdre Macnab is endorsing Nicolette Springer in the race for the Orange County Commission District 4 seat, Springer’s campaign announced.

Springer and four other candidates are battling for the southeast Orange County seat opening up through the departure of term-limited Orange County Commissioner Jennifer Thompson.

“I’m supporting Nicolette Springer for Orange County Commission because she’s a problem solver and will fight for the values of Central Florida: growing the middle class, creating jobs you can raise a family on, ensuring every family has access to affordable health care, and every child can get a quality education,” Macnab stated in a news release issued by Springer’s campaign. “Nicolette has the knowledge and experience to make a difference and get things done for the people of Orange County.”

Springer is a criminologist and 13-year resident of District 4. In the election, she faces Thompson’s former aide, Susan Makowski; Kevin Ballinger; Maribel Gomez Cordero; and Gina Perez-Calhoun. If no one gets more than 50 percent of the vote on August 28, the top two advance to the November 6 election.

“Deirdre is a bold and progressive voice with a lifelong dedication to public service. Her commitment to expanding voters’ rights and bring more accountable voices to government is the reason I am running.” Springer stated in the release, “I am humbled by this endorsement as we work to bring progressive change to Orange County.”

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