Incumbent Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer won re-election with 62.6 percent of the total votes Tuesday night, according to the Orange County Supervisor of Elections website.

Dyer, an Orlando native, is a former Florida Democratic Senate Leader and has been the city of Orlando's mayor since 2003. This will be his fourth term in office as mayor.

Dyer beat out two opponents — Republican candidate Paul Paulson, who took 33.2 perfect of the total votes, and Sunshine Linda-Marie Grund, who took 4.3 percent.

Dyer's campaign focuses on public safety, creating a robust and diverse economy and creating partnerships between government, businesses, residents and civic communities, according to his website.

Additionally, his use of the current public-private partnership model is being leveraged to "bring a UCF/Valencia campus Downtown and end veteran and chronic homelessness,” his website states.


Danielle Hendrix is a News Editor for the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @ByDaniHendrix or email her at

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