Gainesville Mayor Election Race
The race for mayor was between incumbent Pegeen Hanrahan and Wesley Watson.
The final count shows, Mayor Hanrahan will not have to move out of her office. She won the race taking 73% of the vote, while Wesley Watson took 27%. More than 7,000 residents voted.
This is Hanrahan's fourth local election race win.
She says, "I keep saying I was a little worried about the baby than the election but really the city has a lot of exciting things underway."
Mayor Candidate Wesley Watson says, "I learned a lot out of this, I pulled in 27% of the vote, I think that's pretty good for an unknown."
Mayor Hanrahan hopes to continue working on enhancing East Gainesville. She says that poverty and education are high priorities on her agenda.
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