Kissimmee City Commission candidate Andrew Jeng is launching a Spanish-language television commercial to support his campaign to be elected in the city’s Seat 2 race.
Jeng, who also is announcing the endorsement from Kissimmee Democratic Rep. John Cortes, is in a five-way battle for the seat. Jeng faces Felix Ortiz, Patti Daugherty, Reginald Hardee, and Steven Mullis in the August 28 election. If no one gets more than 50 percent, the top two advance to a November election.
So far, only Jeng has raised any serious money, raising almost $22,000 for his campaign through the end of May.
In the 30-second spot, “Hola,” Jeng, speaking in Spanish, says, “After thirty years of pursuing the American dream, I want to give back to the community that has been so welcoming to me and my family. As an entrepreneur, I’m running to bring a small business approach to promote efficient economic development and make Kissimmee a safe and affordable place to live and work.”
It’s the second commercial aired by Jeng. The first was in English and addressed the need to help people displaced to Kissimmee from Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria.
In a separate release, Jeng quotes Cortes: “The city of Kissimmee is growing and the need for effective leadership and a diversified Board has never been greater. I believe the election of Andrew Jeng for Kissimmee City Commission will bring the necessary leadership that Kissimmee needs to keep growing.”