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Election 2022

Bankson, Becker, and Moore prevail in Apopka Hob Nob Straw Poll


Election season got underway Tuesday night at the Apopka Community Center with the Apopka Political Hob Nob sponsored by the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce.

"With 280 attendees and great food by chamber members Lula Mae’s Eatery and Seafood Station of Apopka, the Apopka Hob Nob gave the community a great opportunity to hear from the candidates and ask about topics that matter to them," said Cate Manley, President & CEO, Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce. "As a 109-year-old Chamber of Commerce, we continue the tradition of hosting events that impact the business community. We wish the candidates the best of luck in the upcoming election. Vote August 23, 2022."

In the Apopka City Commission Seat #3 special election, former Seat #4 Commissioner Kyle Becker defeated first-time candidate Lynetta Johnson with 59 votes to Johnson's 52. 

In the State House District 39 election, Apopka City Commissioner Doug Bankson (with 60 votes) edged Tiffany Hughes (54 votes), Charles Hart (40 votes), and Randy Ross (11 votes).

In the Orange County Commission District 2 election, Commissioner Christine Moore (69 votes), defeated Sandra Fatmi-Hall (51 votes) and Chris Delgado (32 votes).

Straw Poll Results-Total Paper Sheets-176

Special Election, Apopka City Council Seat #3

Kyle Becker 59

Lynetta Johnson 52

United States Senator

Marco Rubio 101

Val Demings 67

Commissioner of Agriculture

James W Shaw 38

Wilton Simpson 55

Naomi Esther Blemur 22

J.R. Gaillot 8

Ryan Morales 16

County Commissioner District 2

Christopher Delgado 32

Sandra Fatmi-Hall 51

Christine Moore 69

Representative in Congress District 10

Lateresa “L.A.” Jones 8

Tuan Le 11

Thuy “Twee” Lowe 13

Willie Montague 18

Peter Weed 2

Calvin B Wimbish 35

Jack Achenbach 2

Jeffrey Boone 2

Randolph Bracy 34

Corrine Brown 8

Maxwell Alejandro Frost 5

Terence Gray 4

Alan Grayson 0

Natalie Jackson 4

Khalid Muneer 8

Teresa Tachon 0

Jason Holic 0

Usha Jain 1

State Senator District 15

Kamia Brown 69

Geraldine F Thompson 38

School Board Chair

Demensio Barton 34

Carl Brewer 9

Teresa Jacobs 82

State Representative District 39

Doug Bankson 60

Charles Hart 40

Randy Ross 11

Tiffany Hughes 54

Representative in Congress District 11

Laura Loomer 13

Gavriel E. Soriano 1

Daniel Webster 92

Shante Munns 47

Kevin Porter 1

Under votes: 22 

Governor/Lieutenant Governor

Ron DeSantis 107

Charlie Crist 39

Cadance Daniel 0

Nicole “Nikki” Fried 21

Robert L. Willis

Hector Roos

Carmen Jackie Gimenez

Jodi Gregory Jeloudov

Chief Financial Officer

Jimmy Patronis 100

Adam Hattersley 46 

Orange County Mayor

Jerry Demings 78

Chris Messina 45

Tony Sabb 11

Kelly Semrad 9

Under votes: 33 

Orange County Questions

Transportation System Surtax

Charter County and Regional Transportation System Surtax Shall a Charter County and Regional Transportation System Surtax at the rate of one percent (1%) be levied in Orange County, Florida for a period of 20 years with revenue deposited into a trust fund dedicated exclusively to transportation and transit improvement uses authorized by law, with oversight and accountability for the revenue provided by a citizen oversight board and the elected comptroller, as approved by the Board of County Commissioners?

For the One-Cent Sales Tax 52

Against the One-Cent Sales Tax 82 

School Board Question

The School Board of Orange County, Florida Ad Valorem Millage Election

Shall the School Board of Orange County, Florida, continue the current one (1) mill ad valorem millage for essential operating expenses, including compensating teachers and support staff, preserving academic programs, arts, athletics, and student activities, beginning July 1, 2023, and ending four (4) fiscal years later on June 30, 2027, shared proportionately with charter schools as legally required, with annual reporting to ensure proper fiscal stewardship of these funds to the citizens of Orange County? 

Yes for Approval 75

No for Rejection 59

Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce, Apopka Hob Nob, Election 2022,


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