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Becker vs. Nelson: Everything you need to know about the Apopka Mayoral Debate

The campaign for mayor is a marathon. There is, however, a single hour in a campaign cycle that could make or break a candidate, and in the case of Nelson and Becker, it's January 31st from 6-7 pm.
Is the vision doomed for an Apopka skatepark?
With 22 write-in votes, a skatepark was the second most popular answer of an added amenity to the facility - only behind an aquatic complex.
In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review
In case you missed it. The Apopka news week in review includes five articles that shaped the city... all in one place, including details on the results of The Apopka Mayoral Readers Poll.
Nelson's harsh accusations put Apopka back in a dark period
But now, over two years later, and only 43 days from the mayoral election, it looks as though Apopka may be taken back into that dark period.

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Chamber President presents economic development package to City Council
In the 2022 election cycle, economic development has become a core issue. Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson and City Commissioner Kyle Becker have debated the approach Apopka should take.
City Council votes to extend early voting hours for Apopka elections
Instead of opening the site from 8 am-5 pm on those dates, Council voted 5-0 to increase the hours from 7 am-7 pm - the same times as the March 8th election date.
City Council rejects bid from developer for Station Street project
Both Tony Benge (Benge Advisers LLC) and 654 Ventures Inc. are listed as principals for the company, and both have made donations to Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson’s campaign.
City of Apopka's concert series Saturday Sounds continues strong with these upcoming bands
Saturday Sounds continues to bring enjoyable weekend options to the the City of Apopka. If you haven't taken the time to check one of these concerts out, put it on your list starting this weekend.
City Council expected to approve Apopka Community Center as early voting site
If approved, the Apopka Community Center will be open for early voting from Tuesday, March 1st through Sunday, March 6th from 8 am until 5 pm each day.
Breaking News: Becker wins first Apopka Voice Mayoral Readers Poll
Apopka City Commissioner Kyle Becker has won the first Apopka Voice Mayoral Readers Poll with 53% of the votes.
In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review
In case you missed it. The Apopka news week in review includes five articles that shaped the city... all in one place, including details on the results of The Apopka Readers Poll.
Commissioner Diane Velazquez: Honesty, Authenticity, Integrity, and Communication are core to her platform
The experience I have obtained has expanded my outlook on the responsibilities city commissioners have. I would like to see more synergy between the city council and the city administration. Communication is extremely important. 
JK2 Construction begins its 35th year
As the clock ticked down to 2022, the leaders of JK2 Construction had a little more to celebrate. The family company officially entered its 35th year.
Becker vs. Nelson: Mayoral Readers Poll going live Friday
On January 31st, Nelson and Becker will square off in a debate. On March 8th, Apopka voters will decide their fate in the 2022 Mayoral Election. But where does this election stand right now?
Readers are split on how to handle unfinished City Center
There are coffee shops, restaurants, supermarkets, and apartments in the works, but over five years have passed since Taurus Investments and the City of Apopka signed a contract.
In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review
In case you missed it. The Apopka news week in review includes six articles that shaped the city... all in one place, including details on two new candidates that have qualified for the 2022 elections in Apopka.
Readers want economic development director; prefer a higher millage rate to improve Apopka
Readers of The Apopka Voice spoke loud and clear the last two questions on its Readers Poll last week. They want an economic development director, and they would prefer improvements to the city rather than a modest millage rate reduction. 
Cooper's tirade about conditions in Apopka turns heads on City Council
Apopka builder Michael Cooper is not happy with the condition of the south side, and he let the City Council know all about it in a scathing rant at Wednesday's meeting during the public comments section.
Readers want investment in amenities, infrastructure and quality of life in budget
Much has been debated and written about budget management, reserves, and investment this year. In the 2022 election, it could be one of the core issues that determine the winners of the mayoral and city commission races.