Breaking Political News:
The race for Seat #1 is getting crowded.
Theresa Mott, an Apopka business owner and member of the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, has confirmed with The Apopka Voice that she will announce her candidacy for Seat #1 on the Apopka City Commission in the coming weeks. Mott will join Suzanne Kidd, Gene Knight, and Alexander Smith in the race to succeed six-term Apopka City Commissioner Billie Dean on the City Commission. Dean announced in May that he will not seek a seventh term.
Mott's announcement ends several months of speculation about her political intentions for the 2018 Apopka elections. In 2014, Mott ran unsuccessfully for Seat#3 against Linda Laurendeau, and the eventual winner Sam Ruth.
She is the former Chairman of the Board of the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce, and the owner and founder of Professional Executive Services in Apopka, which is an administrative support company that provides secretarial services to small and medium-sized businesses. Mott founded Professional Executive Services in 1998.
Commissioner Diane Velazquez remains unopposed in her candidacy for Seat #2.
This is a breaking news story, and The Apopka Voice will update it as more details are known.