Not in 2008: In a May 1, 2006 letter to DNC Chairman Howard Dean, Mayor Buddy Dyer stated, "After an extensive due diligence process involving local and statewide business, community, and political leaders, their recommendation is that it is not in our community's best interest to pursue the effort for this selection cycle."  [more]

City of Orlando
Office of Buddy Dyer

January 12, 2006

The Honorable Howard Dean
Democratic National Committee
430 South Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

Dear Chairman Dean:

This letter serves as Orlando's official request to receive the 2008 Democratic National Convention's Request for Proposal.

Orlando is an ideal location for the 2008 Convention: with our world-class amenities, from our international airport and meeting facilities to ample lodging options and first-rate hospitality.  We are uniquely poised to host the Democratic Party's 45th National Convention.

I look forward to sharing more about Orlando's distinctive qualities through the proposal process and having 2008 convention attendees experience first-hand what Orlando has to offer.


Buddy Dyer