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Joins four others to succeed Bryan Nelson in District #2
Orange County School Board Member Christine Moore announced yesterday that she will vacate her District 7 seat and run for the Orange County Commission District #2. It is a seat that Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson will vacate after one term to run for Apopka Mayor. Moore is currently in her third term on the OCPS board after running successfully in 2016. With two dozen friends, family, and supporters present, Moore filed papers to run for the seat on Monday.
“A leadership position on the County Commission brings greater access for building healthy, successful and opportunity-based communities,” Moore said. “As state and federal governments have become increasingly more partisan, it is incumbent upon local government to be our “go-to” leaders.Through a collaborative approach between stake-holder groups – civic, faith-based, business and local governments – much can be accomplished.”
Moore joins an already crowded field for the open seat, which according to the Orange County Supervisor of Elections website includes Antuan Bibbs, Fred Brummer, Mark Alan Byrd, and Patricia Rumph. Bibbs, Brummer, Byrd, and Moore are all from Apopka, while Rumpf is from Orlando. Brummer held the District #2 seat previous to Nelson.
Moore has been an integral part of the school board and district team which rebuilt over a dozen schools in the northwest part of the county; earned three Governor’s Sterling Awards for customer service and efficiency, added 1:1 technology at all middle and high schools and won the 2014 Broad Prize for top urban school district in the nation. Moore has championed high performing schools which offer: rigorous learning, a multitude of choices and opportunities, and develop strong personal character while fostering community spirit and pride.
“To improve the quality of life in Orange County we must prioritize safe, healthy neighborhoods, smart growth, infill which raises the quality and safety of existing structures, greater online permitting, a reduction in traffic congestion while increasing safe walking and biking, more detailed, collaborative emergency management plans, opportunity for new industry and most importantly – remembering all government funding comes from the very same people it wishes to benefit,” Moore said.
Moore authored a children’s book, Ahapopka, the History of Apopka and its Elementary Schools. She founded and produces the Apopka Art & Jazz Festival. She recently began participating in the Ocoee Passion Flower Days and annually conducts fall beautification efforts throughout District 7. She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan and serves on the Mayor’s Task Force for Child Abuse, Apopka and West Orange Chambers of Commerce and United Arts of Central Florida. She has two grown children and two granddaughters. She plays flute for Beautiful Music and in the orchestra at Trinity Baptist Church. Christine is a licensed real estate agent for Weichert Realtors Hallmark Properties.