Please take an interest in this Seminole Commission [District 3] race and join me in voting for and supporting Lee’s re-election. 

He is the Commissioner who strongly supported voting down the multistory Apartments on Balmy Beach—he supports maintaining the comp plan to limit massive developments in East Seminole. The opponent is recruited and funded by the ousted State Legislator who is a partner in the giant proposed development near Lake Jessup and the Black Hammock—when the developer was voted down he declared to oust every Commissioner who voted against his project and didn’t agree to override the County’s rural lands protections to us benefit.

Lee helps keep our lake quality (Bear, Brantley and Orienta are active concerns in his District) safe from polluting storm water.

His years in the State legislature and as Commissioner/Mayor of Altamonte Springs give him clout beyond our corner of Seminole County.

Besides all that, his Charity Challenge fundraiser has raised and donated millions of dollars back to small and large recipients for over 30 years.

Knowing the lobbyist’s campaign style, you will receive a barrage of nasty mailers accusing Lee of all kinds of stuff—I have known Lee and his entire family for well over 30 years. He is a kind, smart, and caring person. His UCF allegiance is incomparable, his friends are for a lifetime, and he’s a tough demanding boss who expects results and gets them. He’s survived politics before and has developed a good thick skin.

Bottom line, Lee is a good commissioner, serves the public interest well, loves his county and state and wants to preserve all that we enjoy. I could only wish for more elected officials like him.

It would be a travesty to allow a power-brokering lobbyist to run him out of office just to get a massive development approved and turn Seminole County into another Orange County.

Please pass this on and ask others to join in voting for Lee Constantine this fall.

-Bev Winesburgh, former Chairwoman of the Board, Seminole County Chamber of Commerce