Orlando Ctiy Commissioners Robert Stuart and Jim Gray will continue to serve their respective districts after being reelected without opposition.
Both Commissioners, for the most part, have steered clear of controversy and tend to be on the same page as Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. The City Council tends to govern a little friendlier the their more aggressive cousins on the County Commission.
The biggest votes for the council the last year, was the passage of the 94.5 million dollar venues package to fun the Performing Arts Center Construction, Citrus Bowl Renovations, and a new MLS Soccer Stadium. The council also voted to give themselves a pay increase last year, albeit a smaller raise than they originally asked for.
This will be Stuart’s 3rd term serving D3 and Gray’s first complete term, since replacing former Commissioner Phil Diamond who ran against Mayor Dyer in 2012, and prompted a special election in District 1 which Gray won.
That leaves the only drama on the Orlando municipal election scene in District 5, where long time Commissioner Daisy Lynum is expected to withdraw on Monday. Her son, Attorney Juan Lynum filed to run on Friday, setting up a temporary moment where a Mother is running against her Son.