Gainesville city election results

Published: Mar. 16, 2021 at 8:00 PM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - The results are in for the city of Gainesville election. Voters decided who would hold the District 1 seat and the At-large B seat.

In an upset, Desmon Duncan-Walker won the District 1 seat with 53% of the vote, defeating Incumbent Gigi Simmons. 2,369 votes were cast in the race.

Commissioner-elect Duncan-Walker said that the neighbors in District 1 can expect a leader that will listen and serve them.

“My belief and my mantra that I can’t do this alone. This is not about me at all, this is about community. The goal will always be to involve and keep District 1 citizens and constituents, involved in the process. Stay in communication with them, staying connected to them that is always be the goal so they can always expect that,” said Duncan-Walker.

After her big win, she had a special message for one of her biggest supporters.

“If I can just take a moment to say ‘Hey daddy, I love you. We did it,’” said Duncan-Walker.

In the At-large race, incumbent Gail Johnson won with 88% of the vote, beating out challenger Gabriel Hillel. 9,549 votes were cast in the race.

According to the Alachua County Supervisor of Election’s Office, there were 90,794 eligible voters in this election.

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