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{{tncms-inline alignment=”right” content=”&lt;p class=&quot;p1&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s1&quot;&gt;DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY FOR GOVERNOR&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Gwen Graham 18,930 (44.83%)&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Andrew Gillum* 10,838 (25.66%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Philip Levine 5,438 (12.88%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Jeff Greene 4,891 (11.58%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Chris King 1,351 (3.20%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;John Wetherbee 520 (1.23%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p3&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;em&gt;* Note: Although Graham won in Volusia County, Gillum won overall statewide.&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p4&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p5&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s1&quot;&gt;REPUBLICAN PRIMARY FOR GOVERNOR&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Ron DeSantis 32,065 (61.47%)&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p6&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Adam H. Putnam 17,342 (33.24%)&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Bob White 838 (1.61%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Bob Langford 525 (1.01%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p7&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p1&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s1&quot;&gt;DEM. PRIMARY FOR CONGRESS DIST.&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt; 6&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Nancy Soderberg 21,943 (52.82%)&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;John Upchurch 10,476 (25.22%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Stephen Sevigny 9,124 (21.96%)&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p7&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p5&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s1&quot;&gt;REP. PRIMARY FOR CD 6&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Michael Waltz 21,199 (41.89%)&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Fred Costello 15,573 (30.77%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;John Ward 13,837 (27.34%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p7&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p1&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s1&quot;&gt;DEM. PRIMARY FOR STATE HD 26&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Patrick Henry 8,861 (67.22%)&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Percy L. Williamson 4,321 (32.78%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p7&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p5&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s1&quot;&gt;REP. PRIMARY FOR STATE HD 26&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Elizabeth Fetterhoff 5,683 (50.27%)&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Michael Cantu 5,623 (49.73%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p7&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p1&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s1&quot;&gt;DEM. PRIMARY FOR STATE HD 27&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Carol Lawrence 7,402 (70.20%)&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Neil Henrichsen 3,142 (29.80%)&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p6&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;em&gt;Note: No Republican primary for this race.&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p7&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p5&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s1&quot;&gt;COUNTY COUNCIL AT-LARGE&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Ben F. Johnson 68,998 (66.20%)&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p6&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;L. Ronald Durham 34,605 (33.20%) &lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Write-in 619 (0.59%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p6&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;em&gt;Note: John Casaburro qualified as a write-in for this race.&lt;/em&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p7&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p1&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s1&quot;&gt;COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;*Barbara Girtman 6,689 (31.58%)&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;*Pat Patterson 6,310 (29.79%)&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Jeff Brower 6,101 (28.80%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Eddie Molina 2,083 (9.83%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;em&gt;* advancing to runoff&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p7&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p5&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s1&quot;&gt;COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 5&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Fred Lowry 9,014 (57.03%)&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Dan Hunt 6,731 (42.59%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p7&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p1&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s1&quot;&gt;SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 1&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;*Al Bouie 7,728 (36.64%)&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;*Jamie Michele Haynes 7,474 (35.43%)&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Leslie LaRue 5,892 (27.93%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;em&gt;* advancing to runoff&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p7&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p5&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s1&quot;&gt;SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 3&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Linda L. Cuthbert&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;12,745 (52.14%)&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;John Nelson 5,987 (24.49%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Stan Schmidt 3,535 (14.46%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Kerry Lyons 2,177 (8.91%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p7&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p1&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s1&quot;&gt;SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 5&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;*Melody Johnson 7,405 (49.06%)&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;*Ruben Col&amp;oacute;n 4,867 (32.24%)&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Robert Mann 2,822 (18.70%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;em&gt;* advancing to runoff&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p7&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p5&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s1&quot;&gt;WEST VOLUSIA&lt;span class=&quot;s1&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;HOSPITAL AUTHORITY A1&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;*John M. Hill 16,601 (45.35%)&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;*Voloria Manning 11,879 (32.45%)&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Raymond Long 8,128 (22.20%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;em&gt;* advancing to runoff&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p7&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p1&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s1&quot;&gt;WEST VOLUSIA HOSPITAL AUTHORITY B2&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s3&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;*Kathie D. Shepard 16,163 (45.02%)&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;*Michael Ray 10,018 (27.91%)&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Brian Soukup 9,718 (27.07%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;em&gt;* advancing to runoff&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p8&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p5&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s1&quot;&gt;DeLAND SEAT 5&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;*Kevin Reid 2,411 (40.22%)&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;*Markesha James 2,047 (34.15%)&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Phil Martin 1,536 (25.63%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;em&gt;* advancing to runoff&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p8&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p1&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s1&quot;&gt;Deltona mayor&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;*Heidi K. Herzberg 6,482 (48.91%)&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;*Santiago Avila Jr 4,836 (36.49%)&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Troy Shimkus 1,935 (14.60%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;em&gt;* advancing to runoff&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p8&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p5&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s1&quot;&gt;DELTONA DISTRICT 1&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;*Loren King900 (48.57%)&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;*Willie Thomas Stephens506 (27.31%)&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Michael Putkowski447 (24.12%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;em&gt;* advancing to runoff&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p8&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p1&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s1&quot;&gt;DELTONA DISTRICT 4&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Robert &amp;ldquo;Bob&amp;rdquo; McFall1,059 (50.02%)&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Ruben Munoz 552 (26.07%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Kurt Sniffin 506 (23.90%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p8&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p5&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s1&quot;&gt;DeBARY SEAT 3&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;*Patricia Stevenson 2,025 (45.81%)&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;*Howard Gates 1,233 (27.90%)&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;Bret George Douglas 1,162 (26.29%)&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;em&gt;* advancing to runoff&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p8&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p1&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s1&quot;&gt;DeBARY SEAT 4&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;*Eugene G. Kowalski 1,687 (38.52%)&lt;span class=&quot;Apple-converted-space&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;*Phyllis Butlien 1,431 (32.68%)&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;William Sell 1,261 (28.80%)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p2&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s2&quot;&gt;&lt;em&gt;* advancing to runoff&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p8&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p9&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s4&quot;&gt;&lt;em&gt;&amp;mdash; Data from Volusia County Department of Elections, compiled by&lt;/em&gt; Beacon &lt;em&gt;staff. View full results from the Aug. 28 primary election, including precinct-level results, at&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=&quot;p9&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;s4&quot;&gt;&lt;em&gt;www.volusiaelections.org&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;” id=”c470b9a8-d5dd-4c85-b5bf-b1dce74aa4d3″ style-type=”info” title=”Aug. 28 election results for selected races” type=”relcontent” width=”half”}}

COUNTY JUDGE 

Shortly after 10 Tuesday night, The Beacon had managed to reach both candidates in the county judge race: incumbent Dawn Fields and challenger Steve Burk.

Fields was the victor with 61.8 percent of the vote; DeLand attorney Burk had 38.2 percent.

Fields was surprised that Burk’s percentage was as high as it was. She said some people were apparently attracted to the drama Burk tried to engender by accusing Fields of wrongly accepting campaign contributions from law firms who frequently try cases in her courtroom.

“I think, as the judiciary, we need to spend a little bit more of our time educating people about what it takes to be a successful, competent judge,” Fields said.

Burk misled the voters, Fields said.

“I’m happy for the victory, and I want to use this opportunity to tell people who face adversity: Keep your head up, maintain your character, and work hard,” Fields said.

Even in defeat, Burk maintained his campaign against Fields’ campaign contributions.

“I was shocked to see Judge Fields’ campaign accept many thousands of dollars from lawyers outside of Volusia County while she was presiding over their cases,” Burk told The Beacon after the election results showed Fields as the decisive winner.

The race had a racial angle: Fields, a registered Republican, is the only African-American judge on the bench in Volusia County. 

Burk, a registered Democrat, is a white male.

 

HOSPITAL AUTHORITY

Two races, two runoffs.

Both of the races on the Aug. 28 ballot for the West Volusia Hospital Authority will be going to runoff elections in November.

This means West Volusia voters will be electing three members — a majority — to the Hospital Authority  in the Nov. 6 election.

(One of the three races had only two candidates and was not on the primary ballot.)

In the Group A, Seat 1, race, incumbent Voloria Manning will go head-to-head in a runoff with current School Board Member John Hill, a DeLand physician. 

(Hill gave up his School Board seat to run for Hospital Authority, openly declaring that the Hospital Authority should be abolished.)

The Beacon reached Manning Tuesday evening as she was picking up her campaign signs, unaware of the result.

“Guess I’ll wipe the rain off these signs and stick them back out,” she said. “Tell Raymond Long to send me all his votes!”

Long, the third candidate in the primary, is a former member of the Hospital Authority. He entered the race late, and garnered only 22.2 percent of the vote.

“I’m still going to go to the meetings, because I want to see what they’re doing,” Long said.

Attempts to reach Hill Tuesday night were unsuccessful. As a School Board member and busy physician for the past four years, Hill has often been difficult for members of the news media to reach.

In the Group B, Seat 2, race, incumbent Kathie Shepard, who won 45 percent of the vote, will go against accountant Michael Ray, who won 27.9 percent of the vote.

“I am thrilled with the results,” Ray said. “Coming in second is obviously not the best outcome, but I also don’t have the name recognition of the incumbent.”

Ray said the race was a “referendum on the incumbent.”

Meanwhile, Brian Soukup, who won 27.1 percent of the vote, has been eliminated.

“Obviously disappointed,” he said, adding that he hoped his supporters would vote for Michael Ray.

For her part, incumbent Shepard said she is ready to go the distance.

“I plan to hit the ground running. There’s about eight more weeks. Campaigns are not cheap, so I’m going to have to do some fundraising and some networking,” Shepard said. “I’m just going to run on my record, and the need for the working poor and anyone who qualifies for our health card … . For me, personally, the goal of doing what I do is to make sure people who need health care can get it, and then go on and have productive lives.” 

 

CITY OF DELAND

Newcomer Markesha James was the surprise in the DeLand City Commission Seat 5 race. Throwing in her hat just before the deadline, James nevertheless is headed to a runoff with candidate Kevin Reid, an accountant.

“Hard work really does pay off,” political newcomer James said, as election results showed she would be in a runoff with Reid, who began campaigning months before James entered the fray.

“I’m ready to keep running,” James said.

So is Reid, who had 40.2 percent of the vote with all of DeLand’s precincts reporting shortly after 8 p.m. James had 34.2 percent.

Former City Commissioner Phil Martin captured 25.6 percent of the vote.

“I feel good,” Reid said. “Obviously it’s a good feeling to come out on top of everyone.”

James said her strategy as a newcomer to the race was to show up at as many events as possible, to meet directly with voters. What she learned, she said, is that DeLand residents are longing for someone on the City Commission who will speak up about their concerns without fear of upsetting the status quo.

“To serve, definitely to serve. That’s definitely what it’s all about,” said James, a former City of DeLand employee. She spoke to The Beacon from the Spring Hill Boys & Girls Club, where she had gathered with supporters.

Reid, an accountant, is a member of the DeLand Planning Board who previously ran for City Commission, losing to Jeff Hunter. Hunter was recently suspended from his City Commission post after being arrested on drug-related charges, to which he has pleaded not guilty.

Reid’s conversation with The Beacon was postponed briefly while he helped put his three small boys to bed, following a Tuesday-evening Boy Scout meeting.

“We’ll continue to campaign as we have been,” Reid said. “I look forward to continuing to campaign and meeting people. … Over 40 percent of the vote — we’re excited about that.”

 

COUNTY COUNCIL

Former Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson entered the race late, but nevertheless managed to sweep up a victory in the race for the at-large seat on the Volusia County Council.

Johnson, of Glenwood, had 66.2 percent of the vote, to Deltona resident and pastor L. Ronald Durham’s 33.2 percent.

In County Council Districts 1 and 5, however, there will be runoffs.

In District 1, DeLand Realtor Barb Girtman ended up on top of a field of four candidates, with 31.58 percent of the vote. She will be in a runoff with incumbent Pat Patterson, a DeLand insurance executive who got 29.79 percent.

There were two other challengers. Farmer Jeff Brower of DeLeon Springs got 28.8 percent, while veteran Eddie Molina got only 9.83 percent.

“I’m excited, and very appreciative of the community,” Girtman said. “We know it will be work going forward, but this is a race for the people, by the people.”

People have told her they are ready for change, Girtman said. 

“Well, that’s what people said. They said they were ready. Ready for a change, and ready for new energy. Ready for someone looking forward and not backward,” she said.

Incumbent Patterson didn’t return a telephone message left by The Beacon on election night.

In County Council District 5, which covers Southwest Volusia, incumbent Fred Lowry, a pastor, swept to victory past challenger Dan Hunt, an electrician. Lowry had 57.03 percent to Hunt’s 42.59 percent.

“I am not done with politics,” Hunt said. “I’m going to run for that seat again. This campaign got my name out there to the residents of Deltona, who didn’t know who I am.”

 

SCHOOL BOARD

Two School Board district seats up for election this year cover territory in West Volusia: District 1 and District 5.

After the primary, both of those races are headed to runoffs in the Nov. 6 election.

In District 5, which represents much of Southwest Volusia, including Deltona, incumbent Melody Johnson was close, but didn’t win the required 50 percent plus one vote to win re-election outright. 

Johnson, with 49.06 percent of the vote, ended up in a runoff with challenger Ruben Colón, who had 32.24 percent. Challenger Robert Mann, with 18.7 percent, was knocked out.

“So close to being done,” Johnson said on election night. “I’m ready to finish what I started.”

Johnson noted she got thousands more votes (7,405) than Colón (4,867). She vowed to keep fighting for changes in the state funding formula that discounts Volusia County’s revenue share.

Colón was happy to be in a runoff.

“I’m alive,” he told The Beacon, adding, “Voters spoke loud and clear that they want a change.”

The desire for change is why a newcomer like him was able to force a runoff, Colón said.

“I truly believe we are running the best campaign possible,” he said. “ … my message was always to the common people, and by that I mean those who don’t necessarily have children in school.” He added, “A great school is the cornerstone of world-class community.”

Colón said he will continue to focus on those things that can be changed in local schools, while recognizing those things that can’t, and pointing out the inequity between schools on the east and west sides of Volusia County.

In District 1, longtime school-system employees Al Bouie and Jamie Haynes will be in a runoff. Bouie got 36.64 percent of the vote, while Haynes had 35.43 percent. The third candidate, Leslie LaRue, also a school-district employee, had 27.93 percent.

In District 3, also up for re-election but not involving West Volusia territory, incumbent Linda Cuthbert won re-election against two challengers, with 52.14 percent of the vote.

— Special thanks to Beacon contributors Rick Butler, Eli Witek and Jeff Shepherd, along with staff members Marsha McLaughlin, Al Everson, Keith Allen, Barb Shepherd and Anthony DeFeo for their election-night reporting efforts.

Read our election night live-blog on the next page. 


The Beacon will have live coverage of the Aug. 28 primary election in West Volusia starting at 7 p.m. We’ll post notable results as they come in, along with pictures and quotes from candidates and voters. Stay tuned. 

Newest posts are on top. Scroll down for older updates. 

Click here for live results from the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Office 


10:10 p.m. – Dawn Fields reflects on her victory

DAWN FIELDS is the incumbent victor with 61.8 percent vs DeLand attorney Steve Burk’s 38.2 percent.

Fields was surprised at the percentage of votes that went to challenger Steve Burk. She said some people were apparently attracted to the drama Burk tried to engender by accusing Fields of wrongly accepting campaign contributions from law firms who frequently try cases in her courtroom.

“I think, as the judiciary, we need to spend a little bit more of our time educating people about what it takes to be a successful, competent judge,” Fields said.

Burk misled the voters, Fields said.

“I’m happy for the victory, and I want to use this opportunity to tell people who face adversity: Keep your head up, maintain your character, and work hard,” Fields said.

Even in defeat, Burk maintained his campaign against Fields’ contributions.

“I was shocked to see Judge Fields’ campaign accept many thousands of dollars from lawyers outside of Volusia County while she was presiding over their cases,” Burk told The Beacon after the election results showed Fields as the decisive winner.


 

9:33 p.m. – Durham did his best

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WE DID OUR BEST — Volusia County Council At-Large candidate Ronald Durham and his wife and campaign manager, Maureen, watch election results that showed former Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson as the runaway winner of the at-large seat. Durham, who gathered with supporters at Byte a Modern Bistro in Downtown DeLand, got 33.2 percent of the vote, while Johnson, who met with supporters at The Elusive Grape just down the street, captured 66.2 percent. ” width=”696″ height=”928″ />

WE DID OUR BEST — Volusia County Council At-Large candidate Ronald Durham and his wife and campaign manager, Maureen, watch election results that showed former Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson as the runaway winner of the at-large seat. Durham, who gathered with supporters at Byte a Modern Bistro in Downtown DeLand, got 33.2 percent of the vote, while Johnson, who met with supporters at The Elusive Grape just down the street, captured 66.2 percent.

 

 


 

9:20 p.m. – A good night for Al Bouie

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A GOOD NIGHT — Volusia County School Board District 1 candidate Al Bouie, center, joins supporters at his home as election results show Bouie, a Democrat, will be in a runoff with Jamie Haynes, a Republican, in the nonpartisan race. Bouie, who entered the race on the last possible day, got 36.6 percent of the vote, while Haynes got 35.4 percent. Both Bouie and Haynes have worked for decades for the Volusia County school district. With Bouie are Pastor Terry Brown of Mount Calvary Freewill Baptist Church in DeLand, and Pastor Terry Norman of Greenville, South Carolina.” width=”696″ height=”417″ />

A GOOD NIGHT — Volusia County School Board District 1 candidate Al Bouie, center, joins supporters at his home as election results show Bouie, a Democrat, will be in a runoff with Jamie Haynes, a Republican, in the nonpartisan race. Bouie, who entered the race on the last possible day, got 36.6 percent of the vote, while Haynes got 35.4 percent. Both Bouie and Haynes have worked for decades for the Volusia County school district. With Bouie are Pastor Terry Brown of Mount Calvary Freewill Baptist Church in DeLand, and Pastor Terry Norman of Greenville, South Carolina.

 


 

9:11 p.m. – Hospital Authority contenders react

Both of the races on the Aug. 28 ballot for the West Volusia Hospital Authority will be going to runoff elections in November.

In the Group A, Seat 1, race, Voloria Manning will go head-to-head with current School Board Member John Hill. The Beacon reached her as she was picking up her campaign signs, unaware of the result.

“Guess I’ll wipe the rain off these signs and stick them back out,” she said. “Tell Raymond Long to send me all his votes!”

Long, a former member of the Authority, only garnered 22.2 percent of the vote.

“I’m still going to go to the meetings, because I want to see what they’re doing,” Long said.

In the Group B, Seat 2, race, incumbent Kathie Shepard, who won 45 percent of the vote, will go against Michael Ray, who won 27.9 percent of the vote.

“I am thrilled with the results,” said Ray. “Coming in second is obviously not the best outcome, but I also don’t have the name recognition of the incumbent.”

Ray said the race was a “referendum on the incumbent.”

Meanwhile, Brian Soukup, who won 27.1 percent of the vote, has been eliminated.

“Obviously disappointed,” he said, adding that he hoped his supporters would vote for Michael Ray. 


8:57 p.m. – Johnson takes the at-large seat

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JOHNSON WINS — Former Sheriff Ben Johnson ran away with the race for the at-large seat on the Volusia County Council, garnering 66.2 percent of the vote to L. Ronald Durham’s 33.2 percent of the vote. He celebrates by striking a pose at the Volusia County Department of Elections office in DeLand. Write-in candidate John Casaburro received 616 votes, or 0.6 percent of the total” width=”696″ height=”770″ />

JOHNSON WINS — Former Sheriff Ben Johnson ran away with the race for the at-large seat on the Volusia County Council, garnering 66.2 percent of the vote to L. Ronald Durham’s 33.2 percent of the vote. He celebrates by striking a pose at the Volusia County Department of Elections office in DeLand. Write-in candidate John Casaburro received 616 votes, or 0.6 percent of the total


8:40 p.m. – More on the runoff in City of DeLand race

“Hard work really does pay off,” newcomer Markesha James said, as DeLand City Commission Seat 5 election results showed she would be in a runoff with Kevin Reid, who began campaigning months before James entered the fray.

“I’m ready to keep running,” James said.

So is Reid, who had 40.2 percent of the vote with all of DeLand’s precincts reporting shortly after 8 p.m. James had 34.2 percent.

Former City Commissioner Phil Martin captured 25.6 percent of the vote.

“I feel good,” Reid said. “Obviously it’s a good feeling to come out on top of everyone.”

James said her strategy as a newcomer to the race was to show up at as many events as possible, to meet directly with voters. What she learned, she said, is that DeLand residents are longing for someone on the City Commission who will speak up about their concerns without fear of upsetting the status quo.

“To serve, definitely to serve. That’s definitely what it’s all about,” said James, a former City of DeLand employee. She spoke to The Beacon from the Spring Hill Boys & Girls Club, where she had gathered with supporters.

Reid, an accountant, is a member of the DeLand Planning Board who previously ran for City Commission, losing to Jeff Hunter. Hunter was recently suspended from his City Commission post after being arrested on drug-related charges.

Reid’s conversation with The Beacon was postponed briefly while he helped put his three small boys to bed, following a Tuesday-evening Boy Scout meeting.

“We’ll continue to campaign as we have been,” Reid said. “I look forward to continuing to campaign and meeting people. … Over 40 percent of the vote — we’re excited about that.”

8:31 p.m. – Stevenson celebrates in DeBary

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STEVENSON CELEBRATES IN DeBARY — From left are Joan Salyer, Mark Salyer, Monique Stewart, DeBary City Council Member Stephen Bacon and Patricia Stevenson, as they celebrate at O’Leary’s in DeBary. Stevenson finished first in the three-way primary election for Seat 3 on the DeBary City Council. She will go to a November runoff election with Howard Gates. Stevenson garnered 45.8 percent of the vote to Gates’ 27.9 percent. “I’m thankful for all the support. DeBary voters are looking forward to a green future,” Stevenson said, referring to the conservation theme she used in her campaign. ” width=”696″ height=”522″ />

STEVENSON CELEBRATES IN DeBARY — From left are Joan Salyer, Mark Salyer, Monique Stewart, DeBary City Council Member Stephen Bacon and Patricia Stevenson, as they celebrate at O’Leary’s in DeBary. Stevenson finished first in the three-way primary election for Seat 3 on the DeBary City Council. She will go to a November runoff election with Howard Gates. Stevenson garnered 45.8 percent of the vote to Gates’ 27.9 percent. “I’m thankful for all the support. DeBary voters are looking forward to a green future,” Stevenson said, referring to the conservation theme she used in her campaign.

 


8:03 p.m. – Johnson feeling good

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FEELING GOOD — County Council At-Large candidate Ben Johnson, right, celebrates with his campaign-advertising manager, Mike Jiloty, at The Elusive Grape in Downtown DeLand. With 122 of 125 precincts reporting at 8:01 p.m., Johnson had 66.3 percent of the vote, leading by a wide margin over candidate L. Ronald Durham and write-in candidate John Casaburro. ” width=”696″ height=”630″ />

FEELING GOOD — County Council At-Large candidate Ben Johnson, right, celebrates with his campaign-advertising manager, Mike Jiloty, at The Elusive Grape in Downtown DeLand. With 122 of 125 precincts reporting at 8:01 p.m., Johnson had 66.3 percent of the vote, leading by a wide margin over candidate L. Ronald Durham and write-in candidate John Casaburro.

 


8:01 p.m. – All precincts counted in DeLand City Commission, District 1 School Board races

With 5 of 5 precincts counted in the race for Seat 5 on the DeLand City Commission, it seems Kevin Reid, with 40.2 percent of the vote, will be in a runoff this November with political newcomer Markesha James, who garnered 34.2 percent. Voters rejected former Commissioner Phil Martin, who garnered a little more than a quarter of the vote.

In the race for the District 1 seat on the Volusia County School Board, Al Bouie has a slight lead with 36.6 percent of the vote. He will be in a November runoff with Jamie Haynes, sister of the current occupant of the seat John Hill. Haynes garnered 35.4 percent of the vote. Leslie Larue, who only got 27.9 percent, has been eliminated from the contest.


7:54 p.m. – Democrats celebrating at Cafe DaVinci

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Hopeful — County Council District 1 candidate Barb Girtman, left, and Hospital Authority incumbent Kathie Shepard discuss early election returns at Cafe DaVinci in Downtown DeLand. Forty-five minutes after the polls closed, with 108 of 125 precincts reporting, Girtman appeared to be headed into a runoff, neck and neck with incumbent Pat Patterson. Incumbent Shepard was leading the three-person race for her Hospital Authority seat. ” width=”696″ height=”320″ />

Hopeful — County Council District 1 candidate Barb Girtman, left, and Hospital Authority incumbent Kathie Shepard discuss early election returns at Cafe DaVinci in Downtown DeLand. Forty-five minutes after the polls closed, with 108 of 125 precincts reporting, Girtman appeared to be headed into a runoff, neck and neck with incumbent Pat Patterson. Incumbent Shepard was leading the three-person race for her Hospital Authority seat.

 


7:46 p.m. – Partial Hospital Authority results

In the two three-person races for the West Volusia Hospital Authority, 43 of 51 precincts were reporting as of 7:46 p.m.

In the race for the open seat in Group A, Seat 1, current School Board Member John Hill was leading with 45.4 percent of the vote, while Voloria Manning had 32.5 percent of the vote. Former Authority member Raymond Long was trailing in third with 22.2 percent of the vote.

In the Group B, Seat 2 race, incumbent Kathie Shepard led with 45 percent of the vote to Michael Ray’s 27.9 percent and Brian Soukup’s 27.1 percent.

Hill and Soukup have both run campaigns railing against the Authority, arguing it wastes taxpayer money and should be heavily reformed or abolished.


7:28 p.m. – Partial DeLand City Commission, Deltona mayoral results

Only two of five precincts in the City of DeLand were reporting as of 7:28 p.m., but so far, Kevin Reid leads the three-way race with 39.5 percent of the vote. Markesha James, who entered the race close to the filing deadline, is close behind with 34.7 percent of the votes. Former Commissioner Phil Martin is a distant third, with 25.8 percent of the vote.

In Deltona, 14 of 18 precincts in the city were reporting, and Heidi Herzberg led the three-way race with 49.1 percent of the vote. Santiago Avila Jr. was in second place with 36.3 percent, while Troy Shimkus was a distant third with 14.6 percent. 


7:24 p.m. – Results coming in quickly

Locally, in the four-person race for the District 1 seat on the County Council, incumbent Pat Patterson and challenger Barbara Girtman are neck-and-neck. Girtman has 31.3 percent of the vote, while Patterson is trailing with 31.1 percent. Jeff Brower is in third place with 28 percent of the vote, while Eddie Molina trails with 9.6 percent of the vote counted thus far. As of 7:24 p.m., 11 of 24 precincts in the district were counted, and 78 of 125 precincts countywide were counted.

In the District 5 race, incumbent Fred Lowry leads Dan Hunt with 56.3 percent of the vote to Hunt’s 43.3 percent, with 12 of 23 precincts in the district reporting.


6:34 p.m.

While some people may be rushing out in the final half-hour before polls close in order to cast their ballots, many votes were cast before today altogether.

The latest numbers from the Volusia County Department of Elections show that 17,186 people in Volusia County voted early, at one of the five locations around the county.

The sum includes 7,936 Democrats, 7,677 Republicans and 1,573 independents and minor-party members.

Additionally, some 44,731 vote-by-mail ballots have been returned. Republicans lead that category with 21,069 returned to the Democrats’ 16,296. Another 7,366 came from independents and others.

— Anthony DeFeo

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