FOR OSCEOLA COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1
About Mayor Alvarez
For more than seven years, Jose Alvarez has served the residents and businesses of Kissimmee, first as a City Commissioner and now as Mayor.
During his time in office, he has championed smart investments in economic development and business sector growth. Those efforts have added hundreds of new high-wage jobs and significantly improved Kissimmee’s economic outlook.
Today, the newly formed Medical Arts District is the third-largest in the State, and Kissimmee’s municipal airport was reclassified as a national airport. Jose is a proud member of America’s “Climate Mayors,” a signer of the Sierra Club’s Mayors for Clean Energy (M4CE) endorsement, and this year Kissimmee began powering 100% of its municipal facilities using solar energy – the first in Florida signed on to do so.
Also, during his term, Kissimmee has improved many of its roads on time and under budget, created a vibrant downtown, refurbished city parks, and aided local non-profits and families struggling with housing. And all these things have been done while maintaining an excellent credit rating for the City, and without having ever considered a millage (tax) rate increase in his seven-and-a-half years.
Mayor Alvarez is a small business owner, yet time and again he has stood with workers to demand better wages and fair treatment on the job, including Disney workers' successful negotiations for $15. Jose brings with him integrity, hard work, experience, and is running for Osceola County Commissioner because he knows that we can all do much better countywide.
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