93-Year-Old Florida Mayor Wants Another Term

Voters in the Orlando suburb of Apopka are deciding whether to return their 93-year-old mayor to office

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014  |  Updated 9:08 AM EDT
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Voters in the Orlando suburb of Apopka are deciding whether to return their 93-year-old mayor to office.
 
If Mayor John Land wins Tuesday's runoff election, he will extend his tenure as one of the longest-serving fulltime mayors in the nation. He has been in office since 1949, except for three years.

 His challenger is Apopka commissioner Joel Kilsheimer, a former newspaper reporter and a self-employed media consultant.
 


The runoff election was called since neither Land nor Kilsheimer got a majority of the nearly 5,000 votes cast during last March's mayoral election in what was a four-candidate race. Kilsheimer and Land were the two top vote-getters.
 
Land had run unopposed in the last dozen years.
 
Apopka has a population of 44,000 residents.

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