Diane Velazquez wins seat on Apopka City Council in runoff election

Results show 3,374 people voted for Velazquez

Diane Velazquez has won a seat on the Apopka City Council after a runoff election was held on Tuesday, according to unofficial results on the website of the Orange County Supervisor of Elections.
Diane Velazquez has won a seat on the Apopka City Council after a runoff election was held on Tuesday, according to unofficial results on the website of the Orange County Supervisor of Elections. (WKMG)

APOPKA, Fla. – Diane Velazquez has won a seat on the Apopka City Council after a runoff election was held on Tuesday, according to unofficial results on the website of the Orange County Supervisor of Elections.

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With all the precincts reporting, Velazquez received 3,374 votes and Yesenia Baron received 2,407 votes.

Back in November, Velazquez had 42% of the vote.

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Mandates state a candidate needs more than 50 percent to get the seat, Velazquez was able to hit the mark in the runoff on Tuesday.

She served as the Seat 2 commissioner from 2014-2018.

One of her main platforms in the election was to protect the green space in the Rock Springs Ridge Neighborhood.

Click or tap here to read more about Velazquez’s campaign.


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