Decision Apopka 2018
Over 476,000 Orange County voters cast their ballots in early voting, by mail-in ballots, and in person today in the 2018 elections. Almost 60% of the electorate voted, compared to 46% in the 2014 midterms.
Here are the results in the elections most key to Apopka voters:
Orange County Commission District 2: Moore defeats Rumph
The Apopka Voice is projecting that Apopka resident and current Orange County School Board member Christine Moore will defeat Patricia Rumpf in the Orange County Commission District 2 election. Moore has with 37,855 votes (55.15%), while Rumph has 30,786 votes (44.85%). This projection is made with 39 of 40 precincts reporting.
Orange County Public School Board District 7: Byrd routs Schwalbach
The Apopka Voice is projecting that Apopka resident Melissa Byrd will win the District 7 Orange County School Board election over Eric Schwalbach. Byrd received 38,655 votes (63.25%), while Schwalbach received 22,456 (36.75%). This projection is made with 33 of 34 precincts reporting.
Florida House District 31: Sullivan wins a third term in Legislature
Republican incumbent Jennifer Sullivan won a convincing victory and a third term in the State House District 31 race in overwhelming fashion, defeating Democratic challenger Debra Kaplan with 45,517 votes (61%). Kaplan received 28,907 votes (39%).
This is a breaking news story and will be updated with more details in upcoming articles in The Apopka Voice.