The Young Democrats of Orange County announced Thursday they are endorsing two political newcomers for Orlando city commission seats.

YDOC endorsed real estate Attorney Asima Azam in the District 3 race and Urban Planner Sarah Elbadri for the District 5 seat.

Azam is running against Commissioner Robert Stuart, who is running for his fourth term in office. Elbadri is one of six candidates vying for Commissioner Regina Hill’s seat. Hill is running for her second term.

“Both candidates embody the progressive values that YDOC espouses, offering platforms that will work for the better for all members of their respective communities,” the YDOC announcement said.

YDOC is a youth-led political organization dedicated towards creating a bloc of young voters who can mobilize effectively, invigorate civil participation, and rock the electoral process, according to its website.

Voters go to the polls Nov. 7.

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The youngest of seven children, Terry O. Roen followed two older brothers into journalism. Her career started as a reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, where she wrote stories on city and county government, schools, courts and religion. She has also reported for the Associated Press, where she covered the Casey Anthony and Trayvon Martin trials along with the Pulse massacre. Married to her husband, Hal, they have two children and live in Winter Park. A lifelong tourist in her own state, she writes about Central Florida’s growing tourism industry for Florida Politics and Orlando Rising.

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