Buddy Dyer

Mayor
City of Orlando

John “Buddy” Dyer is the Mayor of Orlando and a graduate of Brown University and the University of Florida. On June 12, 2016, a man inspired by the terrorist group ISIS killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in downtown Orlando. In the wake of the horrific attack, Dyer made sure that Orlando’s LGBTQ and Muslim communities were not targeted by hate groups. He also embarked on the citywide Orlando United campaign, which celebrates the city’s diversity and resilience.

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