This morning at City Hall, former Commissioner Kyle Becker qualified to run in the special election for Seat #3 on the Apopka City Commission.
"I’m excited to say I’m officially qualified to run for Seat 3," Becker said in a statement this morning. "I will use the same fact-based approach to setting policy and hearing the business of our city that I used for the last six years in my service as Commissioner of Seat 4. I’m committed to serve the people of Apopka as a responsive representative, and prioritize the things that will promote a sustainable and desirable Apopka for decades to come for all of our residents.
Doug Bankson, the current Seat #3 commissioner, announced his intention to run in the Florida House District 39 election and therefore has to vacate his seat on the Apopka City Commission. He announced his resignation, but will remain on the Apopka City Council through November 8th.
Becker began his Apopka political career in 2016 with a surprising victory over longtime incumbent Commissioner Bill Arrowsmith, beating him in a runoff with 55% of the vote. In 2020, he was re-elected with 62% of the vote over Lorena Potter. In 2022, Becker vacated Seat #4 on the Apopka City Commission to run against Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson but fell short by just 495 votes.
The general election for Seat #3 is on August 23rd in accordance with statewide primary elections. If there is a runoff, it will be on November 8th, the same day as the statewide general election.
The qualifying period for the Seat #3 special election will began at noon on Monday, June 13th, and end at noon on Friday, June 17th.
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