Bob Cortes, Chair

Seminole State College Trustee Bob Cortes

Bob Cortes was appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis to the Seminole State College District Board of Trustees for a four-year term beginning August 2019 and ending May 2023. 

Cortes, of Altamonte Springs, is the senior administrator for government affairs for the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office. He served for two terms in the Florida House of Representatives, from 2014 to 2018, and was appointed vice chair of the Education Committee. Prior to his time in the state legislature, he was a commissioner for the city of Longwood and became the first mayor of Puerto Rican descent in Seminole County. He was named one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando.