Decision Apopka 2018
Nine now eligible for municipal elections in March
Gene Knight and Theresa Mott, both candidates for the Apopka City Commission Seat #1, have qualified to run for elected office in the Apopka municipal elections today at City Hall. Knight is a longtime Apopka resident and founder of “Apopka Then and Now” – a local Facebook page that has over 4,700 members. Mott is a 19-year Apopka business owner, and an Apopka native.
According to Linda Goff, the City Clerk of Apopka, qualifying started Tuesday, January 2nd at noon and concludes Tuesday, January 9th at noon. There are specific forms that a candidate must file during qualifying. Those forms are on the City’s website under City Clerk, City Elections and can be found here. There is also a qualifying fee, (3% filing fee and 1% election assessment based on mayor and city commissioner annual salaries). The Mayor’s qualifying fee is $6,000 and Commissioner is $540.
Those who qualify by petition only pay the 1% (of the annual salary) election assessment.
According to the City website election page, a candidate must obtain at least 1% of the total number of registered voters of this geographical area based on the preceding general election’s book closing. The City of Apopka’s total registered voters from the last election, as of book closing, was 27,389. To qualify by petition there would be a total of 274 signatures required.
The Apopka city election will be held on March 13th, 2018.