It’s officially campaign season in Mount Dora and this year there will be only two races. All Mount Dora voters will be able to elect a Mayor, and those voters that reside within District 1 will also choose a new Mount Dora City Council representative since incumbent Pam Burtnett opted not to run for re-election. Two Mount Dora City Council seats, District 4 and District 5, had unopposed candidates.
Cathy Hoechst Currently the incumbent mayor and past president of Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce. Crissy Stile Currently a downtown business owner (Barrel of Books & Games) and past Mount Dora City Council Member
DISTRICT 1 CANDIDATES
John Cataldo Currently a downtown business owner (Adora Inn), and past member of Mount Dora Planning & Zoning Commission and Mount Dora Economic Advisory Committee. Carroll Jaskulski Currently a project manager for Florida Realty & Development Group (Cottages on 11th), and Chair of Mount Dora Planning & Zoning Commission.
UNOPPOSED CITY COUNCIL SEATS
District 4 Marc Crail, incumbent Mount Dora City Council Member.
District 5 (new district) Nate Walker, currently employed by a communications company (Comcast) and member of Northeast Community Redevelopment Advisory Committee (NECRA).
Due to its recent charter revisions, the City is in the transition process from 2 year terms to 4 year terms. Council members elected in 2021 will serve 3 year terms ending in 2024, as part of this process. Additionally, a fifth district was added (District 5) and one of the at-Large seats was eliminated. The other district seats were not up for re-election this year. Election Day is November 2.