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About Aretha

As a retired Navy veteran, former teacher, businesswoman, and mother.  I have spent my life serving.  I will work every day to fight for the things our community needs: increased funding for our schools, higher paying jobs, affordable housing, health care, and economic development .


Some of my accomplishments include: standing up against lobbyists in the face of opposition from powerful interests; connecting hundreds of Orlando residents, families, and business owners to vital programs and resources; securing over $6 million dollars as a federal grant writer. 


I would be honored to have your vote on election day so I can serve you in Tallahassee.




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Service to Country & Community

U.S. Navy Veteran (Operation Desert Storm & Iraqi Freedom)


 Federal Grant Writer & National Workshop Trainer


Co-Founder, One Heart for Women & Children


Former Teacher (Elementary & College)


 Small Business Owner


Author of five books

Education


Associates in Culinary Arts, Johnson & Wales University


Bachelor of Science  -Theology – Life Christian University


Bachelor of Business Management, University of Phoenix


Master of Education, Nova Southeastern University


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Aretha Simons CampaignP.O. Box 550415

Orlando, FL 32855