NEWS: Three Prominent Orange County Leaders Endorse Stephanie Murphy for Re-Election

ORLANDO – Three prominent leaders in Orange County today endorsed Stephanie Murphy for re-election, citing her pragmatic approach to governing and her history of delivering for Orange County residents. Orange County May0r Jerry Demings, Orange County Sheriff John Mina, and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer are all urging Orange County voters to return Stephanie Murphy to Congress to keep fighting for them.

“Stephanie Murphy is a champion for Orange County families, and I proudly endorse her re-election campaign,” said Mayor Demings. “From housing and homelessness to strengthening schools and infrastructure to promoting equality and opportunity, Stephanie has delivered time and again for Orange County. As sheriff and now mayor, I have always been able to count on Stephanie, and I urge people to send her back to Congress to fight for us.”

“As someone who has spent decades in law enforcement, I’m glad to have Stephanie Murphy in Congress helping us keep our communities safe,” said Sheriff Mina. “She is a powerful and effective leader in the movement to end gun violence, and she has helped secure significant  anti-terrorism funding. I’m grateful to have a leader like Stephanie in Congress, and I’m proud to support her re-election.”

“Despite all the chaos in Washington, Stephanie’s pragmatic approach to governing has been key to her long list of bipartisan accomplishments,” said Mayor Dyer. “I’ve known Stephanie for many years. She  listens, she cares, and she brings people together; that’s the secret to her success. Whether we’re recovering from storms or addressing critical issues like housing, climate change, gun violence, and income inequality, Stephanie never hesitates to roll up her sleeves and deliver for Orlando. I whole-heartedly endorse her re-election.”

“I’m incredibly honored to receive the support of these three great leaders in Orange County,” said Murphy. “Mayors Demings and Dyer, along with Sheriff Mina, have been terrific allies as we work together to improve the lives of all Orange County residents. I look forward to continuing to work with them as we make central Florida an even better place to visit, work, and raise a family.”


First elected in 2016, U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy represents Florida’s Seventh Congressional District, which includes portions of Orange County and all of Seminole County, in the U.S. House of Representatives. Previously, Stephanie was a businesswoman, college instructor, and national security specialist in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where she received numerous awards for her distinguished service, including the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service. She is the first Vietnamese-American woman ever elected to Congress and the first woman to represent this congressional district. She lives in Winter Park with her husband, Sean, and her two young children.

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