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Austin Arthur is an entrepreneur, an employer, community advocate, and a former firefighter/paramedic. He and his brother founded Gymnastics USA, Florida’s largest gymnastics center, and also run Stars and Stripes Marketing Services, a full-stack marketing firm. Austin serves on multiple boards and charities, including Winter Garden Architectural Review and Historic Preservation Board, West Orange Habitat for Humanity, Challenge 22 to End Veteran Suicide, Central Florida YMCA, West Orange Scholarship Foundation, Eight Waves Children and Family Services, Explore and Soar Children's Museum, and others. Austin and his wife live in Winter Garden and have three young children.

As a successful entrepreneur who has created hundreds of jobs in Orange County, Austin will be the common sense, pro-jobs, pro-economic growth commissioner who will also prioritize safe neighborhoods, infrastructure and preserving our natural environment.

My Story
By Austin Arthur

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Austin's Story
Austin tells his personal story, including dropping out of high school, starting a band, touring the country, being arrested, and struggling with the sudden death of his father. He also dives into his achievements and revivals, such as becoming a firefighter paramedic and a successful entrepreneur having employed hundreds of people within Orange County, Florida. His faith journey and personal development have created within him a heart to serve the community on over 12 different community boards such as Eight Waves Children and Family Services, West Orange Habitat for Humanity, Challenge 22 to End Veteran Suicide, The West Orange Scholarship Foundation, and several others. His life experiences gave him insight and wisdom that brought him to a point where he realized Orange County, Florida was suffering a crisis of leadership. In his story he explains that this is why he is now running for Orange County Commissioner in District 1. He seeks to bring back common sense and community driven leadership.

Austin also serves proudly on many boards throughout the community: 

The City of Winter Garden's Architectural Review & Historic Preservation Board , The West Orange Scholarship Foundation, West Orange Habitat for Humanity, One Winter Garden, Eight Waves Children & Family Services, Lift Disability NetworkWinter Garden Rotary Club, Central Florida YMCA, Explore and Soar Children's Museum, and The Local Winter Garden. Austin is Chairman of Challenge 22 to End Veteran Suicide and he is also a proud member of community organizations such as the Friends of Lake Apopka (FOLA)West Orange Chamber of Commerce, WG100, Bloom & Grow Garden Society, The Florida Bicycle Association, and as a past board member of the West Orange Political Alliance and the 2024 Chair of the West Orange Boy Scout Eagle Dinner

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