By Reggie Connell, Editor
This afternoon at City Hall, Lynetta Johnson qualified to run in the special election for Apopka City Commission Seat #3.
Johnson is a first-time job candidate and director of operations for Prime Electrical Services. She served in the US Air Force from 1990 to 2000. In 2012, she was Senior Contracts Administrator for Moog Inc., where she managed the revolutionary Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Johnson said she was running for seat No. 3 to support new and current businesses in Apopka.
“I am a candidate for the position of municipal commissioner, seat No. 3, because I live here in Apopka. I am a landlord, a parent and a grandparent,” she said. “I want this town to remain an amazing place to raise a family and I want current businesses to thrive, in addition to welcoming new businesses that will contribute to the town of Apopka and our citizens. I would love to see ONE Apopka , in addition to strategically targeting technology industries and business sectors to thrive in Apopka and create new employment opportunities.”
Johnson joins former Commissioner Kyle Becker, who qualified for the election for Seat No. 3 yesterday. Two other candidates have announced or lodged their candidacies in the special election – Wes Dumey and Eric Mock.
Mock, however, has announced that he will not run for the No. 3 seat in 2022.
Doug Bankson, the current No. 3 Seat Commissioner, has announced his intention to run for Florida House District 39 and therefore must vacate his seat on the Apopka City Commission. He has announced his resignation but will remain on the Apopka City Council until November 8.
The general election for seat No. 3 will be held on August 23 in accordance with the statewide primary elections. If there is a runoff, it will be Nov. 8, the same day as the statewide general election.
The qualification period for the special election for seat #3 began at noon on Monday, June 13 and will end at noon on Friday, June 17.