Bryan Wins Online Poll…Again!

As published by The Apopka Voice.  Read the article here.

Decision Apopka 2018

Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson, Apopka City Commissioner Seat #2 Diane Velazquez and Apopka City Commission Seat #1 candidate Suzanne Kidd won The Apopka Voice Reader’s Poll 2.0 conducted over the weekend. 1,200 readers participated in the poll, which began on Friday, and ended at noon today. It was the largest participation in a poll for City elections in the news site’s history.

Nelson defeated incumbent Mayor Joe Kilsheimer in the unscientific poll, claiming 668 votes (55.7%). Kilsheimer received 532 votes (44.3%).

The Apopka Voice Readers Poll 2.0 Results:

Mayor of Apopka:

Bryan Nelson  668 votes (55.7%)

Joe Kilsheimer  532 votes(44.3%)


Apopka City Commission Seat #1:

Suzanne Kidd 375 (38.7%)

Gene Knight 276 (28.5%)

Alexander Smith 186 (19.2%)

Theresa Mott 132 (13.6%)


Apopka City Commission Seat #2

Diane Velazquez  453 votes (41.3%)

Alice Nolan  450 votes (40.9%)

Leroy Bell 132 votes(12%)

Alicia Koutsoulieris 63 votes (5.7%)

In the Apopka City Commission Seat #1 poll, Kidd received 375 votes (38.7%), followed by Gene Knight with 276 (28.5%), Alexander Smith with 186 votes (19.2%), and Theresa Mott with 132 (13.6%).

In the Apopka City Commission Seat #2 race, Velazquez won a razor-thin victory over Alice Nolan, who was a last-minute entry into the race and a candidate for the Seat #3 City Commission in 2016. Velazquez received 453 votes (41.3%), to Nolan’s 450 (40.9%), followed by Leroy Bell, who received 132 votes (19.0%), followed by Alicia Koutsoulieris with 63 votes (5%).

The Apopka elections are Tuesday, March 13th.