Decision Apopka 2018
By Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka Voice
Bryan Nelson, running for Mayor of Apopka against incumbent Joe Kilsheimer, extended his fundraising lead after a two-week campaign finance period (February 10th-23rd) was reported.
Nelson, the Orange County Commissioner for District 2, led all candidates with 46 donors in this period giving him $17,025. This pushes his total contributions to
$86,700, the most of any candidate. He also has $19,063.11remaining in his campaign account for the final seven days of the campaign, also the most of any candidate.
Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer raised $4,401.11 from eight donors, which gives him $69,886.11 in total contributions. Kilsheimer has $8,664.16 for the final week of the campaign.
In the Seat #1 race, Alexander Smith led all candidates, raising $2,324.80 from 20 donors, which gives him $17,547.62 in total contributions. He is left with $1,224.71 in his campaign coffers.
Suzanne Kidd raised $1,550 from seven donors. She remained the Seat #1 leader in total contributions with $22,531 and has $7,982.24 on hand which far exceeds her Seat #1 opponents heading into the stretch run.
Gene Knight, also a Seat #1 candidate, had five donors contribute $1,600 to bring his total to $4,747.73. Knight has $470.86 left in his campaign account.
Theresa Mott, also running for Seat #1, raised $100 from one donor, which brings her total campaign contributions up to $7,130. Mott has $4,960.47 left in her campaign account.
In the Seat #2 race, challenger Alice Nolan led the way, raising $4,100 from 13 donors. She has $18,960 which also leads al Seat #1 candidates. Nolan has $2,940.41 left in her campaign account for the last week of the race.
Incumbent Commissioner (Seat #2) Diane Velazquez raised $2,760 from 11 donors during the period, bringing her total contributions up to $12,310. She has $4,605.31 for the final month of the campaign, which is the most of any Seat #2 candidate.
Leroy Bell, also a Seat #2 challenger, raised $425 this period from five donors, which increases his total contributions to $6,555. Bell has $3,569.18 on hand for the stretch run.
Alicia Koutsoulieris, also running for Seat #2, raised no funds this period. She raised $868 in total contributions and has $155.01 in her campaign account.
Election day in Apopka is March 13th.