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(New York Daily News)   93-year-old Florida mayor voted out of office after 65 years. Local residents express sadness after seeing someone lose an election right in their prime   (nydailynews.com) divider line 14
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2014-04-16 10:13:10 AM
See, most people retire around 65-70. This guy spends that long as mayor.

/Apopka needed a change. 15 years is really too long, let alone more than four times that.
 
2014-04-16 10:24:46 AM
Kilsheimer, who celebrated at the Errol Estate Golf & Country Club, said the election was "historic" for Apopka and its citizens.
"For the first time in our city's history, both the old and new residents of Apopka are looking to have a say in how our city is run,"


As long as they're wealthy, right?

Surprised the guy didn't look like this.

www.lifeintherough.com
 
2014-04-16 10:37:15 AM
He's getting to the age where it's time for him to step down from office, get in the car, and start hitting the farmer's markets.
 
2014-04-16 10:53:08 AM
Really old people running Florida... makes sense to me.
 
2014-04-16 11:36:40 AM
FTFA"I love Apopka still, but I'll probably have a broken heart," an emotional Land told supporters after conceding defeat.

We have a new poster child for term limits.
 
2014-04-16 11:44:54 AM

gingerjet: FTFA"I love Apopka still, but I'll probably have a broken heart," an emotional Land told supporters after conceding defeat.

We have a new poster child for term limits.


Is there some reason the residents of Apopka should have been legally barred from re-electing a mayor they thought was doing a good job?
 
2014-04-16 12:44:08 PM

qorkfiend: Is there some reason the residents of Apopka should have been legally barred from re-electing a mayor they thought was doing a good job?


There's been LOTS of mayors and other politicians out there who were really horrible but people keep re-electing because they're afraid of change.

That said, I'm not saying that this guy had that problem.  I hope he gets a heck of a retirement, but figure he's financially settled anyways with social security and everything else.

Of course, knowing what I know about small town politics, I figure that the majority of his re-elections were uncontested.
 
2014-04-16 12:52:10 PM
I'm pretty sure the main reason he finally got voted out is because Apopka more or less leads the universe in red light camera usage now...
 
2014-04-16 02:35:54 PM
Sometimes, people would rather die or kill than change...
 
2014-04-16 03:09:39 PM
93 is divisible by 31, and 65 is divisible by 5 subby.
 
2014-04-16 03:31:55 PM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: 93 is divisible by 31, and 65 is divisible by 5 subby.


What you did there...
 
2014-04-16 05:05:06 PM
He's been the mayor of that town since I was born in 1984 and way before that. I'd always heard his name growing up on the outskirts of the city. 93 years is pretty farking impressive, although I'm disappointed that he didn't do more to end the unofficial racial segregation Apopka's had for years. The railroad line near Main Street literally splits the town in half, one white, one black.
 
2014-04-16 05:06:58 PM
And of course, by 93 I meant 65
 
2014-04-17 04:04:21 AM

ExtremeFajita: He's getting to the age where it's time for him to step down from office, get in the car, and start hitting the farmer's markets.


Why are you encouraging senior automotive accidents?
 
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