Lopez-Cantera Holds Veterans Roundtable in Polk County
MIAMI – As part of the Florida First Tour: Making Florida First in Jobs, Education and Opportunity, Carlos Lopez-Cantera held a Veterans roundtable yesterday, April 27, in Polk County. Over 60 veterans and their family members from Polk County attended the event to share their experiences in Veteran healthcare, as well as discuss commonsense solutions that could be made to improve care.
There are over 100,000 Veterans in Central Florida and nearly 54,000 Veterans residing in Polk County.
“Meeting with our nations' heroes in Polk County was both humbling and uplifting. These men, women and their families have dedicated so much to this country and our freedoms, and it was an honor to meet with them. Central Florida has over 100,000 Veterans, and this was an incredible group to meet with to discuss what is working, and what isn't working, for them in the VA system. I look forward to continue to work with them and on their behalf as the next U.S. Senator from Florida,” said Lopez-Cantera.
“We all appreciate Carlos’ genuine passion and respect for all who have served. He is committed to tackling the issues at the VA with commonsense and hard work, and that’s what truly matters to us,” said Polk County Veteran Bobby Bique.
On the Florida First Tour, Lopez-Cantera is meeting with leaders and everyday citizens across the state to get their input on job creation, economic opportunity, education and ensuring our veterans are taken care of. Lopez-Cantera vows to take these common sense solutions to Washington, D.C. when he serves as the next United States Senator from Florida.