Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Winners In Hendry Primary Election

One Hendry Candidates Gets Seat, The Rest Face-Off In November

LABELLE, FL. -- Incumbent Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden (D) kept a commanding lead with 66% of the Democratic votes and Mark Chamberlain (R) took 57% of Republican votes in today's primary election for Hendry Sheriff. The two will face-off in November's general election.

District 1 County Commissioner Janet Taylor (D) took 55% of the vote over Pamela Jackson (D). Taylor will thereby keep her commission seat. Taylor will be the only Hendry candidates in the primary to not have to go to the general election in November.

Although John Perry, candidate for School Board District 4 appeared to win a board seat with 48% of the non-partisan votes, the most votes, legal research of Florida election statutes by Judge James Sloan and Supervisor of Elections Lucretia Strickland, showed that because of there being multiple candidates in that race and that no one candidate obtained a majority of the votes cast, the two candidates with the highest votes will face each other in the November General Election. Stephanie Busin with 420 votes will face John Perry who had 578 votes.

Paul Puletti took 72% of the Republican votes for School Superintendent and Brenda Hoots 72% of Democratic votes for Supervisor of Elections. Both will face their challengers in November.

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