Newcomers Elected to High Springs Commission
The votes are in, and the incumbents are out. Some fresh faces will be filling the two commission seats in High Springs.
Of the seven candidates vying for the two seats, it was the oldest one and the youngest one who voters chose. And they say age has nothing to do with it--it's all about change. Neither one has ever served as an elected official.
23-year-old Eric May is a graphic and website designer, and 72-year-old Dean Davis is a past president of the Rotary Club and a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Merchants Association.
They beat out mayor Jim Gabriel, a three term incumbent, and Byran Williams, the current vice mayor and two term incumbent.
Other candidates were Ross Ambose, Jessica Hall and Michael Kearney.
About 700 of High Springs registered 3,400 voters came out; that's just over a 20 percent turnout.
The new commissioners will be sworn in at the next commission meeting on Nov. 12. They will vote on a new mayor and vice mayor for the year.
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