Florida State Legislators and Seminole County Officials Show Support for Mangold’s Platform Advocating Strong Public Education, Managed Growth and Environmental Protection
Casselberry, FL: Just one week after officially qualifying for the 2020 ballot, Dr. Lee Mangold has already garnered four bipartisan endorsements for his election campaign for Florida House District 28. Florida State Representative Amy Mercado (D- District 48) and Florida State Senator Victor Torres (D-District 15) have once again announced their support for Mangold, impressed by his grassroots community outreach, advocacy of public education, affordable healthcare, and environmental controls.
Adding considerable strength to Mangold’s environmental bona fides are endorsements from Seminole County Soil & Water Supervisors Amy Volpe (R-Group 3) and Ed Young (R-Group 4), who made a point of reaching across the aisle to pledge support. “I have personally witnessed that regardless of a person’s political affiliation or agenda, Lee makes time for them and gives them equal opportunity to be heard and understood,” said Young.
Volpe echoed Young’s sentiments, also citing Mangold’s advocacy of public-school funding, support of the Home Rule charter, and focus on protecting Seminole’s Rural Boundary and environmentally sensitive areas including the Wildlife Corridor. “Seminole County is at a crossroads where the county needs a representative in Tallahassee who understands and respects what the residents of the county want,” explained Volpe.
Gratified by the heartfelt support, Mangold hopes it will bring attention to his progressive platform and grassroots campaign to give citizens a voice in government. “Over the past three years, I’ve learned that we all share some very basic values—we believe in a strong school system that supports our kids, that we must protect our environment, that our rural boundary in Seminole Co. is protected, and that we can only make progress when our politicians stop infighting and start listening,” Mangold said. “I’m proud and appreciative of these bipartisan endorsements because I know that we can only make a change for the better if we are willing to talk and have tough conversations. I want to capitalize on our strengths, listen to citizens’ concerns, and build a better government that supports the people.”