As the dust settles from the General Election in the City of Orlando, two candidates continue their campaign to face off in a May 6 run-off election for District 5 Commissioner: E. Juan Lynum and Regina Hill.
Lynum, son of retiring District 5 Commissioner Daisy Lynum, got right around 39 percent of the total number of votes, while Hill got roughly 37 percent. Basically, Lynum, an attorney, got 36 more votes than Hill, a home nurse.
Thirty-six. That is another reminder that every vote counts.
The third candidate in the race, Cynthia Harris, who runs a non-profit organization, ended up with close to 24 percent of the votes.
Members of the Orlando City Council are Mayor, elected at-large, and six city commissioners who elected from respective districts. All are elected for four-year terms. There are no term limits.
District 5 is home to some of Orlando’s oldest communities: Parramore, Rock Lake, Malibu, Clear Lake, Ivey Lane, Lake Sunset, the Willows and Mercy Drive. The District is also home to Jones High School, Nikki’s Place Restaurant, the Amway Events Center, the Florida Citrus Bowl and the new Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center (opening in the fall).
© Orlando Community News, 2014