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RESULTS: Tampa Bay area 2019 municipal elections

Posted: 10:55 AM, Nov 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-06 04:33:47-05
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Voters across the Tampa Bay area headed to the polls on Tuesday, November 5 to cast their ballots in the race for mayor, city council seats and several amendments.

ABC Action News is tracking the results of the major races in real time. You can see the results below:

Highlands County

City of Avon Park

Mayor:

  • Garrett Anderson, 60.19%
  • Aljoe Hinson, 39.81%

Avon Park City Council:

  • Jim Barnard, 50.99%
  • Terry Heston, 49.01%

Charter amendments:

  • ONE: Amendment to Clarify Councilmembers’ Compensation May Include Compensation Other Than Money, 50.06% yes, 49.94% no
  • TWO: Amendment to Clarify Councilmembers’ Limitations On Powers, 61.01% yes, 38.99% no
  • THREE: An Amendment to Clarify Manner of Removal of Councilmembers Violating Limitations on Powers, 63.59% yes, 36.41% no
  • FOUR: An Amendment to Remove Manager’s Authority To Create or Discontinue Police or Fire Departments, 56.09% yes, 43.91% no
  • FIVE: An Amendment to Change the Manager’s Overall Description of Duties, 57.69% yes, 42.31% no
  • SIX: An Amendment to Clarify Laws Applicable to Manager’s Emergency Duties, 68.17% yes, 31.83% no
  • SEVEN: An Amendment to Clarify Manager’s Designation of Interim City Manager Subject to Council Approval, 68.13% yes, 31.87% no
  • EIGHT: An Amendment to Add Procedures and Limitations for Employment Contracts, 56.16% yes, 43.84% no
  • NINE: An Amendment to Clarify Residency Requirements For Electors of the City
  • TEN: An Amendment to Allow Budget Amendment by Resolution or Ordinance, 66.93% yes, 33.07% no
  • ELEVEN: An Amendment to Eliminate Investigations By City Council, 44.58% yes, 55.42% no

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Manatee County

City of Anna Maria

Charter amendments:

  • ONE: City Charter Amendment Providing for Forfeiture of Office upon Finding of Ethics Violation, 91.32% yes, 8.68% no
  • TWO: City Charter Amendment Requiring City Commission’s Approval for Mayor’s Appointment of City Treasurer. 86.36% yes, 13.34% no
  • THREE: City Charter Cleanup Amendment, 89.02% yes, 10.98% no

City of Bradenton Beach

All candidates are running unopposed, so there will not be a city election.

City of Holmes Beach

City of Holmes Beach Commission (Vote for no more than three):

  • Rick Hurst, 20.65%
  • Jim Kihm, 28.85%
  • Terry W. Schaefer, 26.57%
  • Carol Soustek, 23.94%

Charter amendments:

  • ONE: Revision of Legal Description, 89.5% yes, 10.5% no
  • TWO: Addition of language further restricting use of City-owned or controlled real property, 82.24% yes, 17.76% no
  • THREE: Adoption of budget amendment language, 74.53% yes, 25.47% no
  • FOUR: Adoption to delete references to charter officers and require commission concurrence to terminate department heads, 73.33% yes, 26.67% no
  • FIVE: Adoption of an amendment that provides clarification to Section 6.01(e) (scope and responsibilities of City Treasurer), 85.98% yes, 14.02% no
  • SIX: Deletion of Building and Public Works Department as a Charter department, 58.83% yes, 41.17% no
  • SEVEN: Deletion of Human Resources as a Charter Department, 66.39% yes, 33.61% no
  • EIGHT: Transfer certain election duties to the Supervisor of Elections, 73.33% yes, 26.67% no

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Pinellas County

City of Seminole

City of Seminole Mayor:

  • Darren Clark 33.28%
  • Leslie Waters 66.72%

City of Seminole Council Member (Vote for up to two):

  • Thomas M. “Thom” Barnhorn 32.81%
  • Jim Olliver 36.94%
  • Kelly Wissing 30.24%

Charter Amendments:

  • ONE: Providing Clarified Residency Requirements for Council Members Prior to Qualifying and Retention While in Office 96.21% yes, 3.79% no
  • TWO: Amending Meeting Date at Which Vice-Mayor Shall Be Annually Elected 90.82% yes, 9.18% no
  • THREE: Deleting Language Allowing the City Council to Assign Duties to the City Clerk 73.48% yes, 26.52% no
  • FOUR: Establishing the Charter Review Committee’s Appointment Process 80.83% yes, 19.17% no

City of St. Petersburg

City of St. Petersburg Council Member District 1:

  • Robert G. Blackmon 63.93%
  • John M. Hornbeck 36.07%

City of St. Petersburg Council Member District 3:

  • Orlando A. Acosta 46.55%
  • Ed Montanari 53.45%

City of St. Petersburg Council Member District 5:

  • Trenia L. Cox 49.10%
  • Deborah Figgs-Sanders 50.90%

City of St. Petersburg Council Member District 7:

  • Eritha "Akile" Cainon 18.12%
  • Lisa Wheeler-Bowman 81.88%

Charter Amendments:

  • ONE: Creating Exception to Referendum Requirement for Accepting Conservation or Preservation Grants and Clarifying Related Language 78.67% yes, 21.33% no
  • TWO: Aligning Terms of City Council Members and Mayor with City Council Meeting Schedule 84.01% yes, 15.99% no

Referendum Question:

  • Authorizing Agreement for Operation of St. Petersburg Sailing Center through December 31, 2040 84.05% yes, 15.95% no

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Polk County

City of Auburndale

City Commissioner Seat 4:

  • Tanner Atkinson 19.18%
  • Danny Chandler 23.09%
  • Jack R. Myers 57.73%

City of Fort Meade

Charter amendments:

  • ONE: Early Commission Term Start When Filling Vacant Seat 71.56% yes, 28.44% no
  • TWO: New Procedures Related to Determining and Filling Vacant Commission Seats 63.24% yes, 36.76% no

City of Lakeland

City Commissioner Northeast District B:

  • Jiwa Farrell 29.82%
  • Bill "Tiger" Read 70.18 %

City Commissioner At-large 2:

  • Chad McLeod 40.72%
  • Carole Philipson 31.48%
  • Ricky Shirah 9.03%
  • Shandale Terrell 18.77%

Charter amendments:

  • ONE: An Amendment to the Charter to Eliminate Obsolete Provisions, Eliminate Gender References; other Miscellaneous Provisions 51.90% yes, 48.10% no
  • TWO: An Amendment Reducing Terms for Commissioners/Mayor from 4 to 3; Not Applicable to Incumbents. 65.40% yes, 34.60% no
  • THREE: An Amendment Changing the Requirements Necessary to Sell any City Water Plant or Electric Utility. 35.02% yes, 64.98% no

City of Winter Haven

City Commissioner Seat 1:

  • Nikki Beckett 11.56%
  • Elizabeth P. Davis 10.55%
  • JoNathan "Joey" Hilliard 11.93%
  • James Edward Hogan 11.44%
  • L. Tracey Mercer 16.26%
  • William J. Twyford 38.26%

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Sarasota County

City of Venice

Mayor:

  • Frankie S. Abbruzzino, 20.86%
  • Bob Daniels, 39.1%
  • Ron Feinsod, 40.04%

Council Member Seat 5:

  • Nick Pachota, 50.71%
  • Debbie Sanacore, 49.29%

Council Member Seat 6:

  • Tim Brady, 43.78%
  • Joe Neunder, 56.22%

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