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Apopka Elections 2022

Breaking News: Nelson reelected Mayor of Apopka

Velazquez, Nesta victorious in city commission races


Four more years.

That's the message Apopka voters sent in the 2022 Mayoral election won by incumbent Bryan Nelson over Commissioner Kyle Becker.

Nelson receved 3,601 votes (53.68%), compared to Becker with 3,107 (46.32)

Nelson become the first mayor to be re-elected since John Land in 2010.

It was a long, hard-fought campaign that began when Nelson announced his reelection bid on March 25th, followed by Becker's announcement a few months later on August 5th,. The total vote count of 6,708 was the largest in the history of Apopka mayoral elections. It outdistanced Apopka's 2018 mayoral election turnout of 6,451.

Joining Nelson on the City Council will be Commissioner Diane Velazquez and Commissioner-elect Nick Nesta.

In the Apopka City Commission Seat #2 race, Velazquez defeated first-time candidate and Apopka businessman Wes Dumey with 4,603 votes (69.92%). Dumey received 1,982 votes (30.1%).

In the Apopka City Commission Seat #4 race, Nesta received 3,925 votes (61.46%) to defeat Eric Mock, who received 2,461 votes (38.54%)

This is a breaking story. Check back with The Apopka Voice tomorrow for more details.

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  • MamaMia

    Congratulations Mayor Nelson. I thought you would be re-elected, and you were! I think most Apopkans are fed up with the constant slanderous attacks on you, and your family. It has been disgraceful, to say the least, not from your opponent, so much, but from his supporters. At least you two won't have to work together much longer on the city council....thank goodness! Congratulations to Diane and Nick also. Everyone worked very hard. Time to move on, for the good of Apopka.

    Tuesday, March 8 Report this

  • QuilterBee

    I hope Mayor Nelson takes these next 4 years to do good as his campaign was the only one to send out negative mailings. I worry about retribution faced by the firefighters who supported the Mayor's opponent. It took real courage for these brave firefighters to do so, and these are people who run into burning buildings for a living. I've seen firsthand Mayor Nelson's lack of compassion and empathy while at the same time he will smile and shake your hand. It will be interesting to see how long it will take before one of his supporters suggests that his $5 million purchase of Camp Wewa, which he expects to operate at a loss, be renamed Camp Bryan Nelson, as a tribute to him. I hope Mayor Nelson realizes he won by less than 500 votes, so the people of Apopka will be watching.

    Wednesday, March 9 Report this