Apopka voters choose Nick Nesta, Nadia Anderson for City Commission
Apopka City Hall, via City of Apopka.

2 seats on the City Commission were up for a vote.

Apopka City Commissioner Nick Nesta has won another term in office. Meanwhile, the city elected a new City Commissioner in Nadia Anderson.

Nesta had faced a challenge from Eric Mock for Seat 4. Mock has questioned the operations at City Hall and called for an audit. Nesta previously defeated Mock for the seat in 2022.

Anderson, a real estate agent, was running for an open Seat 3 seat to succeed incumbent Kyle Becker. She faced brewery owner Darryl Richardson.

Nesta dominated, winning more than 61% of the vote compared to less than 39% for Mock, with all precincts reporting, according to unofficial final results from the Orange County Supervisor of Elections.

Anderson’s margin of victory was closer, but based on the early vote, still was more than 55% of the vote to Richardson’s 45%, also based on unofficial final results.

Both of the winners in Apopka were Republicans, prompting celebration by the local party. Anderson’s victory meant the flip of a seat previously held by a Democrat and now held by a Republican.

During these local elections, voters emphatically endorsed common-sense Republican candidates, propelling conservative, community-focused leaders into multiple elected positions across Orange County,” said Orange COunty Republican Chair Erin Huntley.

She also cheered Donald Trump winning the Presidential Preference Primary in Orange County and statewide, something that appeared to help Republican candidates across the board.

“We remember the great economy, secure border, and endless opportunities for our families under the Trump Administration,” Huntley said. We are ready for Trump to deliver and Make America Great Again.”


Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected].


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