Businessman Guy LaLonde Jr. won 57.58% of the vote in a citywide race against interim Commissioner Samuel Simmons.
The winner of the runoff election will represent the northwest district on Lakeland’s City Commission for the next four years.
The third-place finisher has thrown her support to interim Commissioner Samuel Simmons in Tuesday’s runoff election.
Third-place candidate Lolita Berrien has yet to endorse either interim Commissioner Samuel Simmons or businessman Guy LaLonde.
Election results fuel discussion of changing how commissioners who represent districts are elected.
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Two candidates are vying for the seat on the City Commission representing Northwest Lakeland in the Dec. 5 runoff election. (See a map of commission districts.) Registered voters throughout Lakeland can vote in this election. Both candidates — Guy LaLonde Jr. and Samuel Simmons — were among eight people who applied last year for a […]
We asked the City Commission candidates five questions and they answered. We are offering the candidates’ responses together so that they can be more easily compared. The responses are presented as submitted without editing. Click on any question to view the candidates’ responses. Northwest District Candidates
Turnout was low with only 14.9% of the city’s registered voters casting ballots — more than half of them by mail.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Both races include one current commissioner and two challengers.