Winter Park residents have the opportunity to fill two open City Commission seats and weigh in on new amendments during the 2022 General Election.
The ballot will include four candidates vying for the two open seats, each of whom participated in Q&A profiles for the32789. Click the links for each candidate, below, to read their respective profiles:
- City Commission Seat 3: Kristopher Cruzada and Anjali Vaya
- City Commission Seat 4: Elijah Noel and Todd Weaver
Voters also will have the opportunity to choose whether the requirement of a three-two majority for passing or denying certain proposals should change to a four-vote supermajority. The proposals in question, which were summarized here, regard land usage that would affect the quality of life for residents and reflect the statewide debate between the economy and the environment.
“It’s the tension between two things that most people want. If you ask voters, ‘Do you want a strong economy and economic growth and development?’ Almost everybody says, ‘Of course.’ But then if you ask, ‘Do you also want to preserve your quality of life?’ Everybody says, ‘Of course.’ Sometimes those two things are hard to reconcile,” said Aubrey Jewett, associate professor & assistant school director of the University of Central Florida School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs.
Polls open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8. Early voting runs February 28 through March 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office.
For more information on the Winter Park 2022 General Election, contact the City Clerk’s office at 407-599-3277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.