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  • 25+ years experience serving Orange County residents through working at: 

    • Orange County Government, 

    • Children's Home Society, and 

    • Howard Phillips Center for Women and Children

  • MBA

  • Board Member (Current/Previous):​

    • UCF Alumni

    • Una Voz En El Desierto

    • CHC, Inc​

    • Second Harvest Food Bank

    • Best Buddies

    • Water Co-op (attendee while serving with Commissioner Clarke)

    • Community Action Board


Mercedes Fonseca

Candidate for Orange County Commission District 4

She is the daughter of a Veteran and the youngest of two siblings. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and serving others. Mercedes was born in Orlando, FL, and graduated from Oviedo High School. She continued her collegiate career locally and graduated with a Bachelor's from UCF.


Mercedes earned an MBA and continues her education in the area of construction management. She has also pursued an education in non-profit management. In 2012, Mercedes was recruited and appointed to serve under a newly elected administration in Orange County.


She served as Chief of Staff, until 2020, for a few administrations. Through her network of relationships, Mercedes was able to assist a family to bring home their terminally ill son, from New York. Although there have been many fulfilling accomplishments, her most memorable while serving Orange County.

"The reason I am running is to put my experience, education, and service to work for our community. I want to tackle areas, that although have been addressed, have not been improved. I want to make an impact on the community in which I reside, for future generations"

She is co-owner of a consulting company, dedicated to assisting residents and/or small business owners requesting assistance in land use, planning, zoning, code enforcement, and permitting.


Mercedes has dedicated her life to serving others by way of advocating for fairness and justice. She has volunteered with many local organizations such as:

  • Community Health Centers, Inc.

  • Second Harvest Food Bank

  • CBC-Orange

Mercedes has received various awards and recognitions specific to cost savings, going above and beyond, cooperative working relationships, and leadership. Mercedes desires to continue serving fellow neighbors and residents of District 4.

Let's Connect!

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Mercedes Fonseca Candidate for Orange County Commissioner District 4