ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – On Tuesday, November 14, 2016, Patricia Rumph became the first candidate to file paperwork with the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office for the 2018 election.
Rumph, a registered Democrat, filed paperwork to run for the Orange County Commission District 2 seat in the 2018 election. The District consists of Apopka, Eatonville, Ocoee, Pine Hills and Winter Park. Incumbent Republican Bryan Nelson is the current County Commissioner for District 2.
Patricia is no political newcomer. She ran for Orange County Commission District 2 in 2014. At that time, she faced 5 opponents that included Eatonville Vice Mayor Alvin Moore, Bridgett Yvette Sykes, State Representative Bryan Nelson, Attorney Greg Jackson, and Professor Prince Brown. She was narrowly defeated in the August primary election by Eatonville Vice-Mayor Alvin Moore who ran against Bryan Nelson in the general election. Nelson won.
Orange County native Rumph is now looking towards 2018 to become the next County Commissioner for District 2.
The primary election is set for August 28, 2018 and the general election is November 6, 2018, according to Orange County Supervisor of Elections’ website.