Patricia F. Johnson retains Pinellas Park Council seat 2.
PINELLAS PARK – Incumbent Patricia F. Johnson will keep her seat on the Pinellas Park Council for another term.
Voters made their choice during the March 11, picking between Johnson, newcomer Eugene Hendry and the city’s Public Utilities Director Keith Sabiel.
According to unofficial results posted on the Supervisor of Elections website, Johnson was on top with 4,660 votes, 51.49 percent. Sabiel came in second with 3,509 votes, 38.77 percent. Hendry received 882 votes, 9.74 percent.
Results show that 9,051 took part in the March 11 municipal election. Pinellas Park voters had returned 56.8 percent of 11,324 mail ballots requested as of March 10. Another 243 cast their ballot during early voting.
Pinellas Park residents joined with others in 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.