About Homer Hartage
Former Orange County Commissioner Homer Hartage and the Hartage Family Youth Enrichment Foundation established the Parent Abuse Action Coalition to strengthen regulations on parent abuse. http://www.parentabuse.org/
Hartage drafted language for the abuse of parent bill that is now pending hearing in both the Florida Senate and Florida House of Representative. Senator Geraldine Thompson has sponsored Senate Bill SB 904 and State Representative Larry Lee Jr., has sponsored HB 585 in the House, “Abuse of Parent”. Both bills are scheduled for committee hearings and have received national and international attention.
Speaking is Alice Flowers, sister of slain Rosemary Pate shown in photo on the right, Home Hartage center. Pate’s son is charged with her death. Pate was a friend of Hartage and bicyclist on their team called the Flow-Riders. There were more than 1,645 cases of battery, physical or sexual assault on parents by their minor children in 2012 in the four county area of Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Volusia County. Authorities believe this is under reported.
Photo by Sentinel staff photographer George Skene
Last year Homer Hartage watched in horror as the Orange County Commission broke its own charter rejecting the will of 55,000 voters who signed petitions to place Earned Sick Time on the 2012 ballot.
Hartage worst fears were confirmed when it was reported by the Orlando Sentinel that some Commissioners colluded with big business lobbyists and other power brokers to defeat the will of the people. It was then that Hartage knew he could no longer watch passively.
Homer Hartage said, I am running for Orange County Commission because I believe that those least able to help themselves deserve to be heard and deserve our support. “
Homer Hartage Said The Orange County Commission Opposition to Earned Sick Time Cost Tax Payers $90,000See full Story On Monday we found that the Orange County Commission paid $90,000 to settle the scandalous “Textgate” case. I spoke out in support of Earned Sick Time at... Read More
Homer Hartage Support National Public School Day of Action " Reclaim The Promise of Public Education"From left to right, State Rep Joe Saunders, Rep. Karen Castor Dentel, School Board Commissioner Rick Roach, representative from Opt - Out, and Commissioner Homer Hartage. Homer Hartage participates in... Read More
Veterans Day Red Tails Monument Dedication: 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11; Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando. Twelve of the original Tuskegee Airmen Red Tail Pilots will be... Read More