ORLANDO, FL-- Orlando resident Susan Plasencia files to run as a Republican for Florida State Representative, District 37.


Susan is a small business owner, employer, and mom of three grown children who were recipients of Florida’s Step-Up school choice scholarship program. Susan is the President of her family business, which organizes specialized events such as public music festivals and concerts that range from 2,000 to 100,000 attendees. The best known is Calle Orange in downtown Orlando, which just celebrated its 24th anniversary. Susan is also the sister to State Representative Rene “Coach P” Plasencia.


“I am running because I think moms, especially single-moms like me who struggled financially to provide the best possible education for our children, need representation in Tallahassee. I am also a business owner and employer who understands the importance of a growing economy that empowers the lives of everyday people,” stated Plasencia.

Susan is a first-time candidate but has been civically involved for years. Her father, who fled communist Cuba, instilled in their family a love for America and would often say “eres Americana” because he was grateful that his children would grow up in freedom. Susan’s mother is from Puerto Rico.


Susan’s community involvement has included serving as President of her HOA, leading the soup kitchen at the downtown women’s shelter, volunteering for The Children’s Home at Eastland Baptist and serving on the board for a 3 King’s Day for at-risk Hispanic families.