New Mayor in Ocala
The City of Ocala has a new mayor.
Randy Ewers is stepping down after six years.
A month away from the end of his 12 years as a city councilman, Kent Guinn will step into a new role.
Guinn says tackling the city's 13% unemployment rate is his first order of business.
"I've got relationships with folks all around the country, and my plan is just to get on the phone, work with the chamber of commerce, contact them, and see if there's some interest in relocating their companies," he said.
Voters did not turn out for this election. Of the thirty two thousand registered voters, just 9.5% cast their ballots.
Randall Alvord came in behind Guinn, with 31 percent of the votes.
Rusty Juergens received close to 17 percent.
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