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Biggest Apopka stories of 2016: Moore defeats Fitzpatrick


Christine Moore Christine Moore

Editor’s Note: This is the 15th in a series of articles published by The Apopka Voice in 2016 that were the most noteworthy events of the year. The Apopka Voice will publish them starting Monday, December 26th and running until Sunday, January 1st. On January, 2nd we will publish a poll and let the readers decide on which story is the most impactful of the year.

Incumbent defeats first-time candidate with 56% of votes

First Published: November 8th, 2016

Two term incumbent Christine Moore took the momentum of a big win in the August runoff to defeat her challenger Matthew Fitzpatrick with 34,411 votes (56%). Fitzpatrick received 27,450 (44%).

"I'm honored to represent our community's most precious commodity, children, for another four years," said Moore. "Voters recognized academic and facility advancement and I'm so happy the kids will keep their jazz festival and other special projects."

Moore was elected to the Orange County School board in 2008 and served as vice chair from 2012-2013. She has been chair of the Board’s communication committee during most of her tenure. She is a certified board member and serves on the board of directors for the Florida School Boards Association. Additionally, she is a board member for the United Arts of Central Florida and Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Domestic Violence Commission.

Moore is a member of the Apopka and West Orange Chambers of Commerce, Museum of the Apopkans, Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, Orange County History Center and Friends of the Wekiva. She plays in the orchestra at Trinity Baptist Church, where she is a member.

Election Day 2016


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