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Eight Candidates Running for Orlando City Council

ORLANDO, Fla (FNN NEWS) – Orlando City Council seats 1, 3, and 5 will be on the ballot for the City’s general election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

Less than a year away from the general election, eight candidates have filed paperwork to run for City Council with the Orlando City Clerk’s office.

Orlando City commissioners serve four-year terms with no term limits and make about $60,000. They have an office, staff and budget.

Orlando City Hall

Members of the Orlando City Council are the Mayor, elected at-large, and six city commissioners who are elected from respective districts, according to the City of Orlando’s website.

The city elections for Mayor and commissioners are staggered. In 2017, District 1 Commissioner Jim Gray,  District 3 Commissioner Robert F. Stuart, and District 5 Commissioner Regina I. Hill’s seats are up and here’s what’s happening in those races:

Orlando City Commission District 1 Seat

District 1 Commissioner Jim Gray has not filed for re-election. No one has filed to run yet.

Orlando City Commission District 3 Seat

District 3 Commissioner Robert F. Stuart has not filed for re-election. However, Asima Azam has filed paperwork to run for the District 3 seat with the Orlando City Clerk’s office on January 12, 2017. Azam has raised $13,400, including a $2,500 personal loan.

Orlando City Commission District 5 Seat

District 5 Commissioner Regina I. Hill is running for re-election. Hill filed paperwork to run with the Orlando City Clerk’s office on January 12, 2017. Hill loaned her campaign $500.

The Commissioner has drawn six (6) opponents. Jibreel R. Ali, Ericka Dunlap, Cynthia Harris, Stovelleo Stovall, Betty Gelzer, and Latasha Wright have filed paperwork to run.

Dunlap has raised $2,350. Hill has loaned her campaign $500. Ali has raised $447.62. Stovall has loaned his campaign $100. Harris has raised nothing. Gelzer and Wright have filed paperwork in February and their campaign reports are not yet due.

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