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Apopka Elections 2024

Updating Breaking News: Tucker's withdrawal leaves Seat #3 election as a head-to-head matchup

First-time candidates Nadia Anderson and Darryl Richardson will face off in the January 16th debate, and March 19th election

But then, in January, Tucker shocked the political community by withdrawing from the election. Tucker was the first candidate in Apopka to withdraw from an election since Sue Kidd dropped out of a runoff against Commissioner Alexander Smith for Seat #1 in 2018.
Ryan Tucker
Ryan Tucker
On his Facebook page, Tucker made the following statement:
"Good Morning Apopka!
After much thought, prayer, and conversation, my family and I have made the decision to withdraw from the upcoming election for Apopka City Council Seat 3. Upcoming changes in my career, a healthy work/life balance, and a strong desire to pour into our local church at a greater rate all led to this decision.
We cannot begin to adequately thank everyone who has been in our corner from day one and offered their love, support, and encouragement. You all will never fully know and understand what that meant to us.
Apopka is a great city, but we are facing many challenges. Leadership is always rooted first in humility. I encourage all sitting and future leaders of our city to navigate their positions humbly, always putting the interests of their community first. Good luck to those running on March 19th, and I encourage all of Apopka to get out and vote and make your voice heard."
Later that day, Tucker elaborated a bit on his reasons for dropping out of the election.
"There was obviously a lot that went into this decision," he told The Apopka Voice. "My family, first and foremost, my career and some newly developing changes around that as well as my family's desire to push more into our church family and serve on a deeper level there and impact the community through those efforts. As things with the race were really starting to heat up, and with the current climate around our local politics, it was becoming more and more evident that the balance I would need to stay healthy and fully engaged in all of these areas wasn't going to be achievable."
He also said he would not endorse Nadia Anderson or Darryl Richardson in the Seat #3 election.
"I will listen in and watch all the candidates over the coming weeks, as I encourage all residents of Apopka to do, and will make the decision I think is best for our city come March 19th."
Despite withdrawing from this election, Tucker did not rule out another run for office in the future.
"Hopefully so," he said. "I think there is a lot that I can bring to the table and would love to see if I am up for the challenge."
Election Day in Apopka is just 68 days away.
Ryan Tucker, Apopka City Commission, Apopka Elections, Apopka, Nadia Anderson, Darryl Richardson


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