Cortes Calls On Congresswoman-Elect Murphy To Oppose Nancy Pelosi As Minority Leader


Today, State Representative Bob Cortes released the following statement asking U.S. Representative-elect Stephanie Murphy to oppose Nancy Pelosi’s re-election bid for House Minority Leader:

“I congratulate Congresswoman-elect Stephanie Murphy on her recent victory, but if she joins the majority of her caucus in support of Leader Pelosi, that is a vote against the best interests of her Central Florida constituents. 

Pelosi has led the charge on Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, more government spending, higher taxes, and open borders. These are the failed policies rejected by the voters of Florida and the United States in this last election. 

All Central Floridians deserve better, and we will be watching to see whether Congresswoman-elect Murphy votes to continue Pelosi’s status quo or works to enact policies that will truly rise above partisan bickering and make life better for the hardworking men and women she represents.” 

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About Bob Cortes for State Representative

Bob was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2014.  Previously, he served as mayor of Longwood and on the Longwood City Commission beginning in November 2009. In 2012, he was re-elected to a second term. He is a member of the Seminole County Community Traffic Safety Team and a graduate of the Florida League of Cities Institute for Elected Municipal Officials. He is a member of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO). With this organization, Bob has participated in several institutes, including the Newly Elected Leadership Institute, the Redistricting Institute, and the Fiscal Policy Institute hosted by NALEO and the Kellogg School of Business. Bob grew up in New York and Puerto Rico and moved to Central Florida in 1989. He founded Cortes Towing Service, a successful small business now in operation for over two decades. In 2011, he started another venture, Cortrans Shuttle Service, a transportation provider that serves Orlando Sanford International Airport, Orlando International Airport, the Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal, and area attractions. He was recently named one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando. He and his wife, Virginia, are members of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Altamonte Springs. They are blessed with three grandchildren.