February 7, 2013
I can hardly believe that it has been almost seven years since I became your Orlando City Commissioner for District 3. It has been a privilege to serve the citizens of our Great City...an honor that I don't take lightly.
Since taking office in 2006, much has changed and much has stayed the same. For me, the things that haven’t changed are my guiding principles. I believe now, as I did then, that my role as your commissioner is to build community; and, what an amazingly diverse, wonderful community it is!
The issues aren’t always simple, and there is no answer that will please everyone. I have and will always continue to listen carefully to everyone’s input. While I have been an elected official now for almost seven years, anyone who has heard me speak knows that I am not your “typical” politician. I am known for my candor and I never make a promise I cannot keep.
Another principle that continues to guide me is simply… I love Orlando. It has always been and always will be my home. This love factors into every decision I have the honor of making for our City. Change is inevitable, and many times for the better. Above all, how we balance that change with the many constants that make our community and our neighborhoods great is paramount as I represent the constituents of District 3.
One of the things I love most about being your commissioner is sitting on the sidelines as I watch a concerned individual or group make a direct impact on their community, this brings me to my final guiding principle… I believe that this is Your City. It takes all of us getting engaged and working together to affect positive outcomes here in Orlando.
I am honored to announce that I will seek re-election as your commissioner in Orlando's District 3. I am humbled by the amazing things I have been a part of in these first two terms. District 3 is home to so many dedicated and committed residents; I can only imagine what the future holds during the next four years.
With this in mind, I ask for your personal support. Take a moment to peruse this site to find out a little more about me and what we have accomplished thus far. If you feel compelled, please take a moment to show your support for my campaign, both financially and through the many volunteer opportunities.
It's an honor to serve our city, our great District 3 neighborhoods, businesses and residents. Thank you for your continued support!
Robert F. Stuart, Commissioner
City of Orlando, District 3