Kissimmee Mayor Jose Alvarez has crossed county lines again to weigh in on an Orange County race, this time to endorse Nicolette Springer for the Orange County Commission District 4 seat.

“Florida needs leaders who have a bold vision for the future, who lead with compassion, and have a track record of getting things done.” Alvarez stated in a news release issued Tuesday by Springer’s campaign, “Nicolette Springer embodies all of these qualities, and I know that she will represent the needs of her community and create better opportunities for families in Orange County.”

While Kissimmee is in Osceola County, the endorsement may have weight given that Orange County District 4 abuts the city along the Orange-Osceola county line, with some communities such as Hunters Creek, Meadow Woods, and Southchase being impacted by developments in Kissimmee, and vice versa, her campaign pointed out.

In fact, it’s the second time Alvarez has endorsed someone in this race. Earlier he endorsed Lori Harris, but she dropped out in June. Alvarez is the second mayor to move his endorsement from Harris to Springer; Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer did so earlier this month.

Also in the District 4 race are Susan Makowski, Kevin Ballinger, Maribel Gomez Cordero, and Gina Perez-Calhoun. If no one gets more than 50 percent in the Aug. 28 election, the top two advance to the Nov. 6 election.

“It is both affirming and humbling to have received the support of Mayor Jose Alvarez. District 4 is a direct neighbor to Kissimmee.” Springer stated in the release, “I look forward to working together with Mayor Alvarez across county lines to improve the bonds between our communities. Only through a partnership between our communities will we be able to serve the interests of our constituents and help the region prosper“

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