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Seminole/Orange County first year legislator Bob Cortes hits self imposed fundraising goal.

 

By Jacob Engels

 

When State Representative Bob Cortes told high-level supporters that he had a goal of raising $100,000 for his reelection bid during his first year, no one had any doubt that the small business owner turned elected official possessed the tenacity to do so. The Seminole County Post can now confirm that Cortes has indeed reached and surpassed that goal, according to documents obtained by this publication.

 

Campaign reports that Cortes will file with the state in the next few days, before the required filing deadline, shows that he raised $101,809.36 in 2015. In the month of December alone, Cortes hauled in $17,381.44, a particularity impressive number considering the difficulty many politicians and committees have gathering donations during the holidays.

 

Our source tells us that Cortes' contributions are a mixture of maxed out and small dollar amounts, with year end donations of $20.16 trickling in during the last 15 to 20 days of December. Spending was very frugal as the expenditures was less than 150.00 for December.

 

"Bob has proven to be one of the House's most prolific legislators, and it is no surprise to see that energy transfer to his fundraising activities. He will be among the top-tier for freshmen, and has bested several veteran members," noted a Republican donor with ties to Central Florida.

 

Eyes will certainly be on Cortes this coming year, as he will begin fundraising for his PAC, "More Jobs And Better Schools For Florida", which will presumably benefit his allies in Tallahassee and beyond.

 

"I'm sure Representative Cortes will be watching over his campaign account, and any money raised through the PAC, like a hawk. In his legislative office he always made sure to make the best, most responsible use of state funds, and I'm sure that his campaign will be operated in the same manner," said Jonathon Little, who once served as Cortes' Legislative Aide.

 

 

Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post & Seminole County Post. He is a seasoned political operative who has led numerous statewide political groups and has worked on several high-profile local, statewide, and national races. Jacob has been interviewed on national television & radio programs, with his work having been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald and other publications nationwide. He can be reached at [email protected]

 

 

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