FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 31st, 2016
Orange CTA & OESPA endorse Smith for FL House District 49
ORLANDO, FL – Democratic candidate for Florida House District 49, Carlos Guillermo Smith, rolled out another major endorsement Tuesday morning for his campaign to win back House District 49 for Democrats in November. In an email to supporters, Smith announced an endorsement from the Orange County Classroom Teachers Association (CTA) and the Orange County Education Support Professionals (OESPA), organizations representing over 6,600 teachers and over 1,800 education staff professionals in the Central Florida area.
Smith offered the following statement:
“Since day one, our message has been focused on improving the environment for students and teachers in our traditional public schools. That means letting teachers teach, reducing our reliance on high-stakes testing, and setting fair and consistent performance standards for our schools and teachers to ensure we achieve the desired learning outcomes for our students. Orange County's classroom teachers support our vision for change, and I'm honored to have their endorsement in this campaign."
Smith is running to win an open House seat in East Orlando currently represented by Republican Rene Plasencia. Two Republican challengers and one no party affiliation have also filed to run in HD 49.
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