Mayor Travis Palladeno and District 2 Commissioner Nancy Hodges.
MADEIRA BEACH – No changes are coming to the Madeira Beach Commission. Voters decided March 11 to keep their mayor and the District 2 commissioner.
Mayor Travis Palladeno defeated challenger Victor A. Cucaro to keep his job. Incumbent Nancy Hodges took in the majority of the vote against William J. Wright.
According to unofficial results posted on the Supervisor of Elections website, Palladeno received 1,110 votes, 84.14 percent. Cucaro garnered 275 votes, 19.96 percent.
In the race for District 2 commissioner, Hodges took in 791 votes, 73.01 percent. Wright received 359 votes, 26.99 percent.
A total of 1,385 voted in the mayor's race, and 1,330 cast a ballot for Hodges or Wright. Madeira Beach voters had returned 63.4 percent of 1,230 mail ballots requested as of March 10. Twenty-two took advantage of early voting.
Madeira Beach residents also joined with most of Pinellas County to pick a new representative for District 13 in the U.S. Congress. Republican David Jolly defeated challengers Democrat Alex Sink and Libertarian Lucas Overby. He will fill the seat left vacant after former Rep. C.W. “Bill” Young died Oct. 18.
According to Elections Administrator Nancy Whitlock, counts from the provisional ballots will be added. The unofficial results also do not contain all mail ballots or 10-day overseas ballots.
Official election results cannot be certified until votes from the 10-day overseas ballots are added to unofficial results, and the earliest that can occur is the 10th day after the election. The deadline to certify official election results is noon on the 12th day after the election.