Incumbents Brown, Younger, Gans sweep Longboat Key election (Complete Results)

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All three Longboat Key incumbents — Mayor Jim Brown and Commissioners Terry Gans and Phill Younger — were reelected Tuesday night after a hard-fought race that saw record spending levels and community involvement.

The excitement of the three winners was buoyed in a roomful of about 100 supporters who eagerly waited for the results in the Longboat Key Hilton. At about 7:20 p.m., Brown spoke at a podium and relayed the three victories to the cheering crowd.

In all, 2,509 or 40.06% of Longboat Key’s 6,263 eligible voters cast a ballot in this year’s election. Only 37.4 % of Manatee County voters voted and 41.35% of Sarasota voters cast a ballot.

Commissioner Terry Gans received 1,262 votes and won by the narrowest margin of the evening with 27 more votes than opponent Irwin Pastor who received 1,235 votes. In total, Gans earned 50.54% of the vote. Gans will fill the one-year At-Large Seat.

Commissioner Phill Younger defeated opposing candidate Gene Jaleski in the two-year At-Large race with 1,479 votes compared to Jaleski’s 1,000 votes. Younger won by the largest margin of any of the three races earning 59.7% of the votes over Jaleski.

Finally, Mayor Jim Brown won a third term representing District 4 with 56% or 1,395 votes, and opponent Larry Grossman received 1,094 votes.

At a special meeting next week, the Commission will nominate a member as Mayor and another as Vice Mayor. Read the complete election results below.


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2 Responses for “Incumbents Brown, Younger, Gans sweep Longboat Key election (Complete Results)”

  1. M. B. Maxian says:

    Congratulations to the incumbents. I look forward to the up-to-date information the “Longboat Key News”will supply.

  2. M. B. Maxian says:

    My family and I have been property owners on LBK since the early 1970s. Since I am effected by Commission decisions the LBK News is expected to keep me up-to-date.

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