Orange County School Board candidate Johanna López has received the endorsement of Orlando City Commissioner Tony Ortiz for her run for the District 2 seat, her campaign announced.

“For the past three years, I have had the honor to see Johanna Lopez advocating for education and the responsible intellectual development of our youth. Her efforts for our community are very noticeable and her enthusiasm to bring greater value to the educational system is second to none. It is that selfless motivation to help, combined with her experience through years in the education field that will make her a great asset for our community on the Orange County School Board,” Ortiz stated in a news release issued by López’s campaign.

López faces David Grimm for the District 2 seat, resepresenting part of east Orange County. The two advanced to that runoff election after they finished first and second, respectively, in a six-way Aug. 28 election.

“I am honored to receive the Commissioner Tony Ortiz’s endorsement in this historic race,” she stated in the release. “Working with Commissioner Ortiz to support our immigrant families, I have seen how his leadership on the Orlando City Commission has positively impacted our community. I look forward to continue serving the people of Orlando and Orange County alongside leaders like him.”

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