LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WMBB) — The preliminary results in the Lynn Haven run-off election are in for Mayor and two city commission seats.
In the mayor’s race Ellyne Fields faced off against Jesse Nelson. Fields received 49.5 percent of votes while Nelson got 50.5 percent. Nelson is the unofficial winner.
“I feel like I’m actually on top of a mountain and I can see great things in the future for Lynn Haven,” Nelson said. “I’m really excited about it.”
Fields said she’s appreciative of the support she’s received.
“I am all for Lynn Haven and I will still make sure that I am a big part of this community,” Fields said.
And in the Lynn Haven Seat 3 Commission race George Hines Jr. faced Jamie Warrick. Hines received 33.4 percent of votes while Warrick got 66.6 percent. Warrick is the unofficial winner.
“I’m looking forward to helping move the city in a positive direction, and being involved in that process to make some good positive, cultural changes,” Warrick said.
“We need to get more people involved in politics,” Hines Jr. said. “So thanks for your vote, and thanks for your support.”
And in the Lynn Haven Seat 4 Commission race incumbent Judy Tinder faced Brian Dick. Tinder received 59.1 percent of votes while Dick got 40.9 percent. Tinder is the unofficial winner.
“I think the city is going to rebuild, and I hope quickly,” Tinder said. “I see great things in our future, but I am also not giving up on the fact that we have some clean up to do.”
Dick said it was a wonderful experience.
“I think if anyone could put service before self, you should always endeavor to be more for your city,” Dick said.
These results from the Bay County Supervisor of Elections are preliminary until the election is certified later this week.