By Dawn Krebs
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - The incumbents for the supervisor of elections and clerk of court stayed the same, but voters in the newly formed District 84, for state representative, elected a familiar face.
Larry Lee Jr., a local insurance agent, won the District 84 seat on Nov. 6 with 34,124 votes or 52.27 percent to Michelle Miller, who received 31,216 votes or 47.77 percent.
"I want to thank God for giving me the courage and strength to enter and finish this race," Mr. Lee said. "I also want to thank my family, friends and supporters for both their encouragement and support. Finally, I want to thank my opponent and all the candidates who offered themselves for public service, because running for public office is not an easy thing to do."
Ms. Miller was thankful for the opportunity, as well.
"I'm really proud of the campaign we ran," she said. "We had a lot of support from the community. I'm proud of everyone who helped my campaign, because they all put in 120 percent."
In the St. Lucie County Clerk of the Circuit Court race, incumbent Joseph Smith defeated Bill Hardman. This will be his second term as clerk of the court.
Mr. Smith received 64,316 votes or 55.37 percent, to Mr. Hardman's 51,851 votes or 44.63 percent.
Another incumbent who kept her position was Gertrude Walker, who defeated Stephanie Morgan to remain supervisor of elections. This will be Ms. Walker's ninth term in the seat.
Ms. Walker received 76,072 votes or 64.49 percent to Ms. Morgan's 41,887 votes or 35.51 percent.