Mother - Daughter - Business Owner - Former Orange County Public School Substitute Teacher - Community Leader
My name is Susan Plasencia, and I am running to serve as your next State Representative for District 37. I am a business owner, employer, and mom of three children. I am also the daughter of a Cuban immigrant father who fled Communism and a Puertorican mother.
The UCF/East Orange County area has been my home for 25 years. This is where I raised my children, attend church, and am running the family business alongside my father. The Central Florida Community means a great deal to me.
The last few years have been especially difficult for our community. Some of us have lost loved ones, others have lost their jobs or their ability to earn a living. Inflation is at a 40-year high, while gas prices are at an all-time high. The result – debt and poverty are on the rise and our standard of living is going down.
As a mom who raised my children on my own, I know what it’s like to struggle financially. Had it not been for school choice vouchers, my children would have been locked in a school that was failing them in many ways. Today, I am fighting daily to help an ailing mother get the health care she needs.
These are tough times, but I have learned a lot along the way, which is why I am running. I want to help others pull through these tough times.
As your next State Representative, I pledge to wake up every day to do my part to strengthen families, our state, and our community. Our community needs a leader who will champion job creation and make decisions that will foster a stronger economy. We need a leader who will support our law enforcement officers and join them in creating safer schools and communities. I am running for State House 37 because our community is devoid of a leader who shares these values.
If you are tired of the divisive, hyper-partisan political climate and are ready for common sense, practical leadership, I ask for your vote.