Peter Vivaldi Launches Exploratory Committee, Might Challenge Alan Grayson


    By Jacob Engels


    We just got word that Peter Vivaldi, who we interviewed last month about his work with HOPE NOW International, has launched an exploratory committee. Potential candidates for political office often use these committees to gauge support in the community and help them make an official decision on whether or not to run.

    Vivaldi, a Republican, who is rumored to be contemplating a run against the infamous Alan Grayson, is a business consultant and resident of Orange County for the past 35 years. Peter, who has served on the Orange County Charter Commission and several non-profits in the area and across the country, is of Puerto-Rican descent.

    He is married to Myrna and has 5 grown children, all who have attend Orange County Public Schools and are now attending UCF.


    Word on the street is that Peter will make a decision about running for Congress against Alan Grayson in the first week of July. Stay tuned.



    Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post. Along with the Post, he owns several other businesses and is currently enrolled at Valencia College. Jacob has lived in Avalon Park since it’s founding and enjoys playing with his black Labradoodle Jasper, listening to indie rock, and seeking out new business ventures. He can be reached at