A Strong Vision
for a Better Orange County


"I believe Orange County’s Mayor must have a strong vision, a proven track record and be willing to fight for citizens! I will focus on providing better job opportunities, fostering growth for local businesses, improving our neighborhoods and public safety, and building a stronger, functional public transportation network all while providing sound management and fiscal responsibility over taxpayer’s dollars.”

– Bill Sublette

Bill Sublette is known in our community for tackling tough issues and getting things done.

When former Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty empaneled a group of community leaders to review policies at the jail after an inmate’s death, he called on Bill Sublette to lead the effort. Recommendations from this committee were implemented at the Orange County Jail and now our jail is a model around the nation.

When Mayor Crotty, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Orange County School Board were looking for recommendations to improve the public school system, they asked Bill Sublette to chair the Blue Ribbon Panel on Education. Recommendations from this effort have directly contributed to the growing success of OCPS and its recent distinction as the top urban school district in the nation.

Bill has spent his career fighting for consumers, residents, and children. After graduating from law school in 1988 he moved to Orlando, and in 1992 he won a seat in the Florida House of Representatives, where he served for eight years. During his time in the Legislature Bill fought to change title loan and cash seizure in laws in state of Florida and passed Legislation to help save Lake Apopka.

Since leaving the Legislature, Bill has led several community organization boards, including public broadcaster WMFE, the Orange County Bar Association, the local American Cancer Society, and the Central Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Bill has also been a tireless advocate for children’s issues, serving as a Guardian ad Litem for over 60 local children and chairing the Howard Phillips Center for Children and Families Community Advisory Board.

In 2010 Sublette became Florida’s first countywide elected Chair of a local school board and was reelected overwhelmingly in 2014. During his time as Orange County School Board Chair, Sublette led efforts to:

  • Institute mandatory daily recess
  • Expand magnet programs
  • Begin a K-8 school construction program
  • Expand vocational programs
  • Launch two gifted schools
  • Oversee more than $79 million in taxpayer savings through streamlining the procurement process and auditing construction, school material, and services contracts
Under his leadership of the Board, Orange County Public Schools has won the prestigious “Broad Award” as the top urban school district in the country.

Bill and his wife Suzie reside in Delaney Park and are the proud parents of three children: Alex (19), Aubrey (15), and Jack (14).

Bill's Resume

Resume 102017