Winter Garden announces candidates for District 3 commissioner

Three candidates have qualified for the January special election to fill Robert “Bobby” Olszewski’s seat as District 3 city commissioner.

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  • | 4:24 p.m. December 12, 2016
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WINTER GARDEN  Following the resignation of Winter Garden City Commissioner Robert “Bobby” Olszewski, city officials announced Tuesday, Dec. 6, the candidates who have qualified to take his place.

Patricia Ann Angry, Harold L. Bouler and Mark Maciel all met the requirements to become candidates for City Commission District 3 and will each be considered during the special election on Jan. 24, 2017. 

Angry is a native Winter Garden resident and retired businesswoman who is involved with the East Winter Garden Neighborhood Alliance. Her platform is focused on bridging the gaps between all parts of the city, especially with the east side, and bringing the whole community together.

Bouler formerly held the District 3 seat for five years but lost it to Olzsewski in 2012. The retired industrial manager has also served on the Code Enforcement Board, Community Action Board of Orange County and Community Legal Services Board, as well as being involved in the Winter Garden Rotary Club.

Maciel is a real-estate developer, former military officer and paratrooper and current member of the city’s Planning and Zoning Board. He started New Providence Properties, LLC and M. Maciel and Associates, LLC.

The new commissioner will serve the remainder of the existing three-year term, which ends after the regular election in March 2018.

Olszewski’s term officially closed Dec. 6. He originally resigned from city commission in order to pursue election as Orange County District 1 commissioner but lost the race to Oakland resident and businesswoman Betsy VanderLey.

“I just want to thank Kathy (Golden) for going through all this work ever since Bobby decided to run for Orange County commissioner,” City Commissioner Bob Buchanan said after candidates were announced.

In addition to the regular meeting, commissioners took a few minutes to reconvene as the Community Redevelopment Agency, which discussed and unanimously approved adding an eighth member — Tara Moore — to the Community Redevelopment Advisory Board. Larry Cappleman was reappointed to the Community Redevelopment Agency for another four-year term.

The next city commission meeting will be held Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall.


Contact Danielle Hendrix at [email protected].


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