City Commission Straw Poll Results
Today, Winter Park residents, business owners and community leaders participated in the first Winter Park City Commission Straw Poll, identifying Wes Naylor as their candidate of choice for City Commission Seat 1. The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce held the poll during its Sip, Shop and Straw Poll event presented by Allegro Senior Living. The event provided attendees the opportunity to meet and greet with both candidates and cast a straw ballot prior to the upcoming municipal election.
“Pairing a straw poll with our popular Sip, Shop and Stroll event proved to be a valuable experience for our members and the community to engage with candidates seeking political office,” said Betsy Gardner Eckbert, President/CEO for the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.
Operated by the Orange County Supervisor of Elections office, the straw poll provided attendees with the opportunity to voice their opinion in both the city commission race, as well as the chance to weigh in on the proposed city charter amendment to eliminate primary elections and instead provide for run-off elections if needed following the general election. The charter amendment passed.
“Straw poll results are an important tool for candidates throughout the course of their campaigns,” added Gardner Eckbert. “The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce does not endorse candidates, and these results should not be interpreted as support. We look forward to working with whichever candidate is elected on March 14.”