Orange County Commission District 4 – Candidate Q&A’s


    I pick 5 questions, and you pick 5.


    By Jacob Engels

    Over the past couple of months, I have been covering the Orange County Commission District 4 race pretty heavily. First it was Sean Ashby vs. Jennifer Thompson and then Ashby dropped out. Now it is a settled race with Democrat Euri Cerrud taking on incumbent Republican Jennifer Thompson.

    Recently, I have been trying to take advice from our readers and as a result wanted include everyone on an idea I had. For this race and others, I will be creating a candidate questionnaire that will consist of 10 questions. 5 will be questions I create and the other 5 will be questions selected from the readers of East Orlando Post.

    We will print exactly what the candidates send back to us, nothing more & nothing less.


    So, below are my 5 questions. To all those who have been begging for a more fair and balanced approach in our coverage on this race – it’s time to put your money where your mouth is and submit the questions you want asked of these candidates.

    Please submit your questions to or by calling 231-360-1411. We will accept submissions until Sunday at11:59PM. The candidates will then be given the questions and have until Friday of next week to answer them.


    My questions –

    First, tell us a little bit about yourself. Personal, professional, and beyond.


    What makes you more qualified and more capable of serving the residents of District 4 on the Orange County Commission?

    What would be your first priority once elected?

    What will you do to improve the traffic congestion in District 4?


    What will you do to improve public safety in District 4?



    Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post & Seminole County Post. He is a seasoned political operative who has led numerous statewide political groups and has worked on several high-profile local, statewide, and national races. Jacob has been interviewed on national television & radio programs, with his work having been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald and other publications nationwide. He can be reached at