Run-off races Nov. 16 for mayor and District 1 seat

By Gary Alan Ruse….

Shelley Stanczyk

The Nov. 2 election results were close enough in the numbers that Shelley Stanczyk will face Peter England in a run-off for mayor of Palmetto Bay, and Patrick Fiore will face Bev Gerald in a run-off for the District 1 seat. Joan Lindsey easily won her race for the District 3 seat without need for a run-off.

Stanczyk received 2,928 votes (37.14 percent); England got 2,415 votes (30.63 percent); Jim Araiza got 2,134 votes (27.07 percent), and David Zisman got 407 votes (5.16 percent).

In the District 1 race, Fiore received 3,443 votes (47.80 percent); Gerald got 3,200 votes (44.43 percent); and Rose Garcia Infante had 560 votes (7.77 percent).

In the District 3 race, Lindsey received 4,410 votes (63.87 percent) to opponent John Edward DuBois’s 2,495 votes (36.13 percent).

“All those who are elected will be sworn into office at the village council meeting on Nov. 18,” said Bill Kress, village public information officer. “The county will be handling the run-off elections as well, on Nov. 16, and absentee ballots will have to be mailed out to everyone who voted absentee the first time, so that makes everything very tight, time-wise.

“There will be more information posted on the village website for residents, and we expect that all the precincts that were open for voting before will be used again for the run-offs since it is a county-run process,” Kress added.

Peter England

He also stated that historically the number of people who vote in run-off elections drops from the number that vote in general elections due to lessening interest as the field narrows.

For details call Palmetto Bay Village Hall at 305-259-1234 or visit the official village website at

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