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Archive for Thursday, October 31, 2019

Orlando Mayoral Candidate Aretha Simons

Aretha Simons says the city of Orlando needs new leadership. Simons is a businesswoman challenging incumbent Buddy Dyer in the mayoral election. Simons joins Intersection to talk about her priorities for Orlando, including improving the supply of affordable housing and better mass transit.
Published in Central Florida News, Intersection


From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: Orlando Mayoral Election

It would be easy to ignore next Tuesday’s municipal election, and just focus on the already heating up 2020 presidential election. But it would be shortsighted. Mayor Buddy Dyer, who’s been the head honcho at City Hall since 2003, is running for his fifth term in office. Having a familiar face as Orlando mayor is nothing new; the last time the city had a one-term boss was in the ’50s. But this time around, Dyer faces a pair of very motivated challengers. Aretha Simons, a nonprofit consultant and former Navy specialist, has not held elected office before but has a fascinating platform, including reparations for local African-American descendants of slaves. Commissioner Sam Ings, who is vacating his District 6 seat ...
Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly







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