Vote 2023: March 7 results from municipal elections in Flagler, Putnam counties

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Three municipalities, all of which are in Flagler and Putnam counties, had local elections on Tuesday, March 7.

In Putnam County, there was an election for two town council candidates in Welaka.

Town council candidates Tonya F. Long and Kim Dugger received the most votes of the four candidates, with 142 and 108 votes, respectively. Marianne Milledge received 94 votes and Sandra Marie Walker received 85 votes.

The elections in Flagler County included Flagler Beach, where voters chose two city commissioners from five candidates on the ballot. Scott Spradley and Rich Belhumeur had the most votes, recording 1,034 and 546, respectively. Deborah R. Phillips received 474 votes, followed by Bob Cunningham with 408 votes and Dough O’Connor with 220 votes.

Also in Flagler, five charter amendments impact residents of Beverly Beach in an election that was vote-by-mail only. Those results are as follow:

  • Charter Amendment 1 Town of Beverly Beach
    • Yes 92.31%
    • No 7.69%
  • Charter Amendment 2 Town of Beverly Beach
    • Yes 91.54%
    • No 8.46%
  • Charter Amendment 3 Town of Beverly Beach
    • Yes 88.46%
    • No 11.54%
  • Charter Amendment 4 Town of Beverly Beach
    • Yes 88.28%
    • No 11.72%
  • Charter Amendment 5 Town of Beverly Beach
    • Yes 94.57%
    • No 5.43%