Pete Clarke and other Mayoral hopefuls talk taxes, guns, wages, rail and biggering the convention center. Scott Maxwell of the Orlando Sentinel, who conducted the interviews, said, "for the first time in eight years, we have a competitive race for the most powerful elected office in Central Florida."
If elected mayor, Pete Clarke plans to schedule one-on-one meetings with each of the municipal mayors, fully support homeless programs through innovation and with no governmental interference and expand access to county services through the creation of service centers.
“I’m proud of my stance,” Clarke said, adding the criticism of him at the time “rolled off me like water off a duck.” Clarke also pointed out that he was one of the first Republicans in Orange County to back same-sex marriage equality in 2014.
“At the end of the day it’s about public safety. We want to get law enforcement officers back on the street. We want to get people to the place they want to be,” Clarke said.
Orlando - Two term Orange County Commissioner, Pete Clarke, announced he will enter the race for Orange County Mayor.