Democrat Andrew Jeng has become the second candidate to file to run for House District 43 opening in 2020 in Osceola County now that incumbent Democratic state Rep. John Cortes has filed to run for Osceola County Clerk of Courts instead of for reelection.
Jeng, of Kissimmee, runs a tech company and is a former police lieutenant. A native of Taiwan, Jeng last year ran for the Kissimmee City Commission, losing in a runoff election.
He joins fellow Democrat Alex Barrio of Kissimmee as candidates for the HD 43 seat in the 2020 election.
A Central Florida resident for 25 years and an Osceola County resident for 15, Jeng has been active in a variety of ways in the community, including as president of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida; president of the Florida Educational Alliance; through work with numerous organizations including the Asian American Heritage Council in Orlando, the Orlando Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade, and the Boys & Girls Club; and by participating in political campaigns, including those for Cortes and Democratic U.S. Rep. Darren Soto.
His business, UPTECH/PCW, which he founded 25 years ago, has 30 franchises and more than 100 employees nationally.