Two-term District 7 incumbent Christine Moore took the momentum of a big win in the August runoff to defeat her challenger Matthew Fitzpatrick with 34,635 votes (56%). Fitzpatrick received 27,586 (44%).
Interestingly, 18,102 voters failed to vote for either candidate. This means that 23% of those who went to the polls and could have voted for either Fitzpatrick of Moore chose to not vote for either.
The Apopka Voice is going through the still unofficial results supplied by Bill Cowles, the Orange County Supervisor of Elections, to see how Apopka voted.
The voters in 34 precincts were eligible to vote for the candidates running for School Board Member from Orange County Public School District 7.
Here are the vote splits for the 18 precincts in Northwest Orange County. You know how you voted, but do you know how your neighbors voted?
|209||WORD OF LIFE CHURCH (NEW)||48%||52%|
|224||CLARCONA HORSEMANS PARK||44%||56%|
|225||JOHN H BRIDGES COMMUNITY CENTER||39%||61%|
|226||APOPKA COMMUNITY CENTER||40%||60%|
|227||TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH||41%||59%|
|228||APOPKA CALVARY NAZARENE CHURCH||45%||55%|
|229||INSPIRE CENTRE (NEW)||44%||56%|
|230||1ST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH||51%||49%|
|231||1ST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH||53%||47%|
|232||APOPKA GOLF & TENNIS AT ERROL ESTATE||55%||45%|
|233||NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH||51%||49%|
|234||ORANGE COUNTY SERVICES BUILDING||53%||47%|
|235||WEKIWA SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH||44%||56%|
|236||NEW BEGINNING CHURCH||50%||50%|
|237||NORTHWEST RECREATION COMPLEX||51%||49%|
|239||ST PATRICKS CATHOLIC CHURCH||46%||54%|
|240||DAYSPRING COMMUNITY CHURCH||44%||56%|
|DISTRICT 7 TOTALS||44%||56%|
If that high number of under votes caught your eye, here are the under votes for each of the 18 Apopka precincts. The second column is the percentage of voters who submitted a ballot without voting for either candidate.
|Precinct||Polling Place||Under Votes (#)||Under Votes( %)|
|209||WORD OF LIFE CHURCH (NEW)||338||18%|
|224||CLARCONA HORSEMANS PARK||278||24%|
|225||JOHN H BRIDGES COMMUNITY CENTER||346||16%|
|226||APOPKA COMMUNITY CENTER||226||18%|
|227||TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH||568||21%|
|228||APOPKA CALVARY NAZARENE CHURCH||473||24%|
|229||INSPIRE CENTRE (NEW)||613||23%|
|230||1ST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH||132||17%|
|231||1ST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH||265||17%|
|232||APOPKA GOLF & TENNIS AT ERROL ESTATE||727||20%|
|233||NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH||460||19%|
|234||ORANGE COUNTY SERVICES BUILDING||666||22%|
|235||WEKIWA SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH||707||25%|
|236||NEW BEGINNING CHURCH||293||20%|
|237||NORTHWEST RECREATION COMPLEX||505||21%|
|239||ST PATRICKS CATHOLIC CHURCH||772||26%|
|240||DAYSPRING COMMUNITY CHURCH||689||21%|
|ORANGE COUNTY TOTALS||18,102||23%|