On Sunday, December 3rd, Apopka’s municipal elections will be 100 days away. If this were a horse race, we would be at that curve in the track where the stretch run becomes visible.

It’s been a long, plodding, mostly quiet campaign cycle thus far that started a year before Election Day. In that period, most of the candidates have organized their campaign staffs, raised money, created a plan, and kept a low profile. Some have been at it for quite awhile, others just recently entered, and one is still waiting for an opponent.

But one thing is for certain… the quiet campaigns of 2017 will not stay quiet much longer, and 2018 will lead to a much bigger impact on the community.

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Who will you vote for in the City Commission Seat #1, and Apopka Mayor elections?

Very soon, Apopka can expect to see display advertising, bumper stickers, yard signs, and knocks on their doors from these candidates hoping to occupy seats on the City Council.

The names Kilsheimer, Nelson, Velazquez, Kidd, Knight, Mott, and Smith will be abundantly more visible as the candidates for Apopka Mayor, and City Commission Seats #1 and #2 begin to roll out their messages for how they would lead Apopka.

 The Apopka Voice has promised to keep the readers and voters of Apopka informed on this historic election, and this is the first step.

Where do these races stand?

Tomorrow at noon, The Apopka Voice will publish an online poll of its readers that will ask two questions:

If the election for Apopka Mayor were held today, who would you vote?

  • Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer
  • Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson

If the election for Apopka City Commission Seat #1 were held today, who would you vote for?

  • Suzanne Kidd
  • Gene Knight
  • Theresa Mott
  • Alexander Smith

The poll will open at noon tomorrow, and close at noon on Monday, December 4th, at which time we will publish its results.

This is not a scientific poll. The margin of error is unknown, but it should reflect a snapshot of where our readers stand, with approximately 100 days to go before Election Day. So tomorrow at noon, vote for the candidates you think will best lead Apopka into its promising future.


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