Kilsheimer and Nelson announced their plans to run for Apopka Mayor within 24 hours of each other, and almost a year in advance of Election Day.

Since closing summer, the largest questions in Apopka politics has been if Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson will oppose Joe Kilsheimer for Mayor of Apopka in 2018. That hypothesis is over.

Kilsheimer announced that he’s going to run for re-election at the cease of this night’s metropolis council assembly.

Nelson all-but-announced his candidacy this nighttime on social media; “Big information the next day. Press launch the following day at the Catfish Place 11:00. Everyone invited,” Nelson said on Facebook. “Plenty to do. Will want assist from every person.”

Nelson is a primary-time period County Commissioner for District 2 which represents all of Apopka, Plymouth, Zellwood and components of Ocoee, Orlando and Eatonville. He is likewise Vice Mayor of Orange County. Before that, he was inside the Florida House representing District 38 for six years (2006-2012) and District 31 for two years (2012-2014). Both districts covered Apopka inside its borders.

He is likewise the owner of Nelson Insurance Services in Apopka for about the beyond 20 years and Nelson’s Roses for two decades previous to that. He has lived in the Apopka region considering that 1958, and at the house that he annexed into Apopka (in 2016) for 23 years.

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