Focus on Elections

From Staff Reports

Prior to the August primaries, The Apopka Voice reached out to interview candidates running in the 2020 election, receiving responses from candidates for Property Appraiser, School Board Member District 7, and Sheriff. We emailed six questions to each candidate, gathered biographical details, and wrote a profile on the candidates that responded by the given deadline.

We are now mere days away from the General Election on November 3, with early voting ongoing until November 1, and thought it might be helpful to provide these profiles again, in case you missed it the first time around. Additionally, we have included links to the remaining state and federal level candidates that serve the Apopka area as well.

It is our hope that readers will be better informed when voting because of information provided here.

And too, keep an eye out this week for profiles on our own Apopka candidates running for City Commission Seat #2.

Candidate Profiles

The first set of links, below, are to the profiles we wrote about the candidates who ended up winning the Primary in August, and /or are now running in the General Election. Melissa Byrd is the exception as she ran, and won the seat outright, during the Primary for School Board Member District 7. Her information will not be included below as she will not be on the November ballot. However, if you would like to read her profile article, click here to do so.

Editor’s Note: These “Profiles” articles were published prior to the Primary, so the data on the number of candidates running and fund-raising found within these articles was as of the August dates of publication.

Orange County Property Appraiser

Amy Mercado (DEM)Profiled on The Apopka Voice; won the DEM Primary in August

Tim Loucks (WRI) – Did not respond to interview questions; no known website or Facebook page

Orange County Sheriff

John Mina, Incumbent (DEM)Profiled on The Apopka Voice; won the DEM Primary in August

Tim Lucas Adams (WRI)Profiled on The Apopka Voice

Winston Johnson (WRI) – Did not respond to interview questions; no known website or Facebook page

Other Candidate Information

We have additionally included links, below, to the websites or Facebook pages of candidates running in categories we did NOT originally cover, but will be on the General Election ballot and who serve the Apopka area. We have provided these links to make it easier for you to review information on their backgrounds and priorities.

US Representative in Congress District 10

Vennia Francois (REP)Website

Val Demings (DEM)Website

State Attorney 9th Judicial Circuit

Monique Worrell (DEM)Website

Jose Torroella (NPA)Website

State Senator District 11

Joshua Eli Adams (REP) Website

Randolph Bracy (DEM) Facebook

Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor Group 1

Bobby AgagninaWebsite

Nate DouglasFacebook

Tim Veigle Website

Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor Group 2

Karolyn Campbell Facebook

Sean L. McQuade Website

Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor Group 3

Raquel LozanoFacebook

Daniel Romeo Facebook

Vibert “Issa” White – No known website or Facebook page

Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor Group 5

Mark Meta Website

Jimm MiddletonFacebook

Alaina Shaleen SlifeFacebook

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