Results are in from today’s District 5 election and two candidates will progress into a runoff election to be held on June 18.

Seven hopeful District 5 residents threw their hats in the race to replace suspended Regina Hill after she was deposed by Governor Ron DeSantis after being accused of stealing from a 96-year-old constituent. Not that that’s kept her from hanging out with her possible replacements, as seen in this video by WESH 2.

Of those seven candidates, Shaniqua Rose came in first place following today’s vote, with 24.8% of the vote. Travis McCurdy got 23.29% coming in at second place. As nobody succeeded in getting over 50% of the vote, the two will now move to a runoff election on Tuesday, June 18, with early voting starting Monday, June 10.

The winner will serve the rest of Hill’s term through 2025, or until Hill returns and gives them the boot if she succeeds in court. But probably the former.

Only 10% of District 5 votes showed up at the polls. District 5 is one of the largest district in the city and includes much of the CRA and downtown core.

Brendan O'Connor

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