Orange County municipal elections: See who won

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 9:43 PM EDT

Residents in several Orange County municipalities voted Tuesday on which local governments seats and changes to city charters.

Belle Isle City Council race

Sue Nielsen will return for another term in her District 7 seat.

Nielsen defeated challenger John Eversten, 59 percent to 41 percent.

On her campaign website, Nielsen lists some of the accomplishments that she and the city council has made, such as infrastructure.

"During my time on the City Council, I am proud of the improvements made to city infrastructure. We have facilitated drainage and reduced lake pollution. We have repaired serious mold issues afflicting our police station," according to her site.

However, her opponent questioned some of the decisions Nielsen and the city council have made, such as approving a landscaping contract.


Edgewood charter amendments


Windermere election, ballot questions

Council members Robert McKinley and Jim O'Brien will keep their Windermere seats. 

The two incumbents — McKinley is finishing up his first term and O'Brien on his third ― have a lot of responsibility on the council. McKinley is a liaison for Parks and Recreation Committee, the Elder Affairs Committee and Street & Public Works. 

Meanwhile, O'Brien is the liaison for the police department and the Long-Range Planning Committee.

Winter Garden election

There will not be a Winter Garden mayor's race, because John Rees was the only candidate with no opposition. 

In District 1, Lisa Bennett defeated incumbent Kent Makin, 63 percent to 22 percent, in a crowded field that also included Lillie Brandon and Wendy Byrd Jung.

Bennett, a small business owner of Windsor Realty Group, Inc. and Winter Garden resident, believes that her background of being on such boards as Hope Charter School, serving as past president of the Rotary Club of Winter Garden and being on the Historic Preservation Board of Winter Garden will help her in her pursuit of the District 1 seat, according to her Facebook campaign page.

Winter Park election, charter amendment

Greg "the Nerd" Seidel will return as city commissioner of Seat 1, holding off Wes Naylor, 53 percent to 47 percent.

Seidel has been a commissioner since 2015 and has served in different areas of the city, notably the Utility Advisory Board from 2008 to 2014, where he chaired the board for four years, according to the city's website.