Newly elected State of Florida Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor Daisy Morales is ready to showcase her Puerto Rican pride with the island flag, she stated in a telephone interview with the Florida National News. Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island and unincorporated U.S. territory, the first term elected official expressed. Morales will join other local elected officials scheduled to participate in the high-energy parade and cultural festival, includes: State Senator Geraldine Thompson, Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh, Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill and others.
District Supervisor Daisy Morales is the only Hispanic (Puerto Rican) currently elected to countywide office in Orange County, one of the most dynamic and diverse counties in Florida, which includes the following cities and towns: Apopka, Bay Lake, Belle Isle, Eatonville, Edgewood, Lake Buena Vista, Maitland, Oakland, Ocoee, Orlando, Windermere, Winter Garden, and Winter Park. She retired from the US Government after 23 years working for the US Department of Homeland Security and the US Department of State. She was elected to public office November 2014 for a four year term, ending 2019.
Morales’ office work in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, St. Johns River Water Management District, South Florida Water Management District and Orange County Government in preserving and protecting natural resources within Orange County.
Within the last five month, Morales has called on State Lawmakers to budget part of the annual $750 million collected under Constitutional Amendment 1 to restore, improve, and manage conservation lands: including forests; fish and wildlife habitat; lands protecting water resources and drinking water sources, and the water quality of rivers, lakes, and streams; outdoor recreational lands; working farms and ranches; and historic or geologic sites in Orange County.
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