Florida GOP community mourns man slain in Osceola County – Orlando Sentinel
Officials in the Central Florida political scene are grieving the shooting death of a former Republican staffer and campaign worker in Osceola County.
Among the mourners following 30-year-old Nick Corvino’s homicide was Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who said she was “heartbroken.” Corvino worked on her re-election campaign.
“Nick Corvino was a great young man who had his entire life ahead of him,” she said in a statement. “He was charismatic and kind.”
Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies say Corvino, a former staffer for ex-Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, was shot to death by his roommate Monday.
Corvino, who also worked on President Donald Trump’s campaign, was found dead in an apartment near Kissimmee around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday.
His roommate, Scott D. Waddell, 45, is now facing a first-degree murder charge.
Details about what led up to the slaying were not clear Wednesday. Deputies said Waddell was being uncooperative. He is being held at the Osceola County Jail without bond.
Corvino most recently worked at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, according to his Facebook page.
Before that, he was a regional manager for the Chief Financial Office from January 2015 to August 2016. As part of the position, he helped coordinate events and worked with local leaders on consumer initiatives.
“We offer our heartfelt sympathies to Nick’s family and loved ones during this terrible time of grief,” said spokeswoman Ashley Carr.
He also worked for State Rep. Jason Brodeur as a district secretary.
“Shocked and saddened to hear about Nick, my former district secretary,” Brodeur tweeted Wednesday. “A sweet man who smiled easy and often.”
Bobby Olszewski, the Republican who won the Florida House District 44 seat Tuesday, came home to the news about Corvino’s death.
Corvino volunteered on Olszewski’s campaign for the Orange County Board of Commissioners last