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George Oliver Becomes Ocoee’s First African American Commissioner

OCOEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – George Oliver, III broke the color line on election night by defeating four-term incumbent Joel F. Keller to become the first-ever African American elected to Ocoee city commission. Oliver ran against Commissioner Keller in 2015, but lost by 20 votes. Unofficial figures from the Orange County Supervisor of Elections showed Oliver won 52.94%…

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