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Council run-off set for Saturday


Last updated 6/13/2017 at Noon

For The Record

Orange City Council will have a new District 3 representative by bedtime Saturday.

The June 17 run-off between small business owners Terrie Salter and Michael Smith comes five weeks after the two political newcomers out-polled incumbent Essie Bellfield in a three-way race.

Since neither Salter, 46, or Smith, 42, earned a majority (50 percent plus one) in the May 6 general election, a run-off is in order.

Early voting ended Tuesday.

The only polling spot open for Saturday’s election day will be at North Early Learning Center, 801 Cordrey Ave., from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

A total of 406 ballots were cast in the District 3 race in May, with Salter earning 204 (44 percent) and Smith 134 (29 percent).

In that May election, incumbent Larry Spears Jr. won a second term to the Place 6 at-large council seat.

And in late May, Brad Childs, owner of Childs Building Supplies and Ace Hardware, won the District 2 city council seat vacated by Wayne Guidry because of a family move.

Childs won the seat as he was the only candidate to file by the deadline.


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