Incumbent Megan Sladek wins Oviedo mayoral race

3 candidates running for mayor

Oviedo mayoral candidates for November 2021 election. (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

OVIEDO, Fla. – Oviedo residents cast their ballots in the race for mayor of Oviedo Tuesday, ultimately reelecting incumbent Mayor Megan Sladek to a second term.

There were three candidates vying for mayor, including Sladek.

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Below is a breakdown of the platforms for each candidate for mayor of Oviedo:

Megan Sladek - Winner (67.52%)

Megan Sladek. (Megan Sladek.)

Incumbent Megan Sladek is seeking reelection as mayor of Oviedo.

Before being elected as mayor in 2019, Sladek was a former city council member who was focusing her campaign on growth in Oviedo. In this upcoming election, Sladek pledges to continue preserving city-owned lands, fight against the Street Light Tax and support the rural boundary, according to her website.

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Abraham Lopez - (20.58%)

Abraham Lopez. (Abraham Lopez.)

Abraham Lopez is a member of Oviedo Historical Society, Oviedo Citizens in Action and the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce, among other involvements, according to his website.

According to Lopez’s website, he is running on the platform of delivering better government, promoting vibrant neighborhoods, ensuring public safety, facilitating civic engagement, growing Oviedo’s economy, enhancing green spaces and recreation, and building partnerships with federal, state and county leaders in both parties.

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Kevin Hipes - (11.9%)

Kevin Hipes. (Kevin Hipes)

Kevin Hipes previously served as chairman of the Sanford Planning & Zoning Board and as commissioner for District 4 in Sanford, according to his candidate website. He is also the owner and founder of HCB Real Estate and owner of Mooyah Burgers in the Oviedo Mall.

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About the Author:

Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.