Randy Glisson decisively wins HD 31 straw poll

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GOP hopeful Randy Glisson won the first straw poll in the Florida House District 31 race during a Flag Day Rally in Tavares’ Wooton Park this week, attended by almost 300 people.

Glisson, a Eustis chiropractor and clinic owner, is running to replace term-limited Rep. Bryan Nelson in the heavily Republican district comprising parts of Lake and Orange counties, and the towns of Eustis, Tavares, Umatilla, Mt. Dora and Apopka.

In the five-way contest, Randy Glisson brought in more than 50% of the total vote, outpacing his closest competitor by 19 points. Glisson faces fellow Republicans Jennifer Mae Sullivan, a Youth Development Leader, and Orange County Republican Executive Committee member Terri Seefeldt in the August 26 GOP primary.

Of the 183 votes cast in the poll, Randy Glisson received 93, Sullivan was second with 58, businessperson Belita Grassel took 20, Seefeldt 11, and Joseph Stephens was last with one vote.

“Today, at our Lake County Flag Day Celebration, our community commemorated this patriotic day with family and friends,” Glisson said. “I am honored to have won the first straw poll in this race. This overwhelming support shows how well our message is being received by voters.”

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