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John Eckbert Wins In Winter Park; Bob Miller Wins In Maitland

By: Carole Arthurs | Observer Staff
Source: Winter Park- Maitland Observer
The Winter Park-Maitland Observer went to press before the election results were announced in Maitland and Winter Park and we promised we would print the results in this week’s paper. Although we know that they results are known, we would like to take this opportunity to congratulations the winners and provide a short recap on the winning candidates.

Maitland – Bob Miller – Newcomer Bob Miller successfully won his bid for election to the Maitland City Council Seat 2 against his opponent, incumbent Joan Randolph. Miller, a local architect has lived in Maitland for 24 years with his wife Diane and their five children. Soon their 10th grandchild will be born. Three of the children and their families also live in Maitland.

Miller received 1,317 votes for a total of 57.7 percent of the votes. This figure included all absentee and early voting ballots. A total of 2,284 ballots were cast. There are 9,363 registered voters in Maitland.

The Millers started their company, R. Miller Architecture (RMA) in one room of their home July 1, 1989. RMA was recognized in the year 2000 by Governor Bush as one of Florida’s Top 100 companies.

Since moving to Maitland, Miller has donated his professional services to improve Lake Sybelia Elementary School playground as well as the “extreme makeover” for Maitland Groves perimeter wall and entrance. In ’88 and ’89 Miller served as the president of the Home Owner’s Association and oversaw added neighborhood improvements, and has volunteered his time since 1996 on the downtown revitalization effort.

“Through the years I have learned the importance of hard work and willingness to serve others, which is also why Diane and I are so active in our church and other charitable and community service groups and boards,” said Miller.

Miller’s priorities as a councilman include revitalizing Maitland’s downtown in a financially responsible manner while maintaining its historic appeal and charm. Specifically, he supports maintaining its historic appeal and charm. Specifically, he supports maintaining the height, density and character of downtown as the volunteer groups originally visualized. Miller’s priorities also include improving the city’s communications to allow for citizen input in a timely manner, protecting our schools from overcrowding, promoting a business friendly climate and holding the line on taxes.

Congratulations to incoming City Councilman Bob Miller.

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