110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
posted Feb 14, 2014 - 11:39:05am
DeLand Mayor Bob Apgar ended some speculation about this fall’s municipal election, by announcing on Feb. 12 that he will run for re-election.
A veteran of 25 years on the DeLand City Commission, including 12 as mayor, Apgar also said, if he is re-elected, this will be his final term.
“I’ve always enjoyed the government that’s closest to the people,” Apgar said. “I really like being at this level where I feel we’re touching people’s lives every day.”
Continuing to improve the quality of life in DeLand, and keeping city government on a positive track as the economic recovery continues, Apgar said, will be among his priorities.
Apgar has drawn one opponent in the mayor’s race, so far. DeLand business owner Pat Johnson has announced he will challenge Apgar, because of City of DeLand policies that are unfriendly to businesses.
The race won’t shape up officially until June, when all candidates must undergo a qualifying process. DeLand’s general election will be Tuesday, Aug. 26. If a runoff election is needed, it will be Tuesday, Nov. 4.
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