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Senator Torres Visits Windermere
Posted Date:
9/5/2017
Torres Town Hall Group

Windermere welcomed State Senator Victor Torres to a Town Hall meeting recently where the Senator discussed the recent state legislative session and shared his insights on what to expect in the next session which will start in January, instead of the usual March start date. He also talked about his legislative priorities. In a most informative evening , joining the Senator was Sheriff Jerry Demings who talked about crime trends in our area and he spent a great deal of time educating attendees of the opioid crisis gripping, not only Central Florida, but our nation.

 

Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles talked about the special House District 44 election taking place for Windermere residents and briefly talked about the large number of local elected positions that will see new people due to term limits. Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn talked about his concerns with the way Tallahassee is treating local governments with their continual intrusion upon home rule, local governments right to self governance. He noted that in the last session the state legislature tried to pass legislation taking away local government's right to decide what businesses are allowed in their community. They tried to dictate when local elections are held. All of these failed in the last session, but he warned they will be back next year. Representatives for Orange County Clerk of Courts Tiffany Moore Russell spoke about the services that are available for Orange County residents and representatives for Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh talked about the recently mailed tax notices and the services they provide.

 

PHOTO: Left to Right - Windermere Councilmember Jim O'Brien, Windermere Councilmember Richard Montgomery, State Senator Victor Torres, Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn, Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings.

 

 
 
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