68. Oviedo Mayor Dominic Persampiere goes unchallenged

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Oviedo Mayor Dominic Persampiere wins re-election w/o opposition / Headline SurferOviedo Councilman Steve Henken has no opposition / Headline SurferPhotos for Headline Surfer /
Familiar faces are staying on the Oviedo City Council with qualifying over and no challengers for Mayor Dominic Persampiere and Councilman Steve Henken, shown here from left to right, respectively.
 

OVIEDO -- Mayor Dominic Persampiere and Council member Steve Henken were returned to their respective seats in this Seminole County city because they had no opponents when qualifying ended in September.

The return to office of the two Oviedo officials without opposition comes in at No. 68 in the Headline Surfer® countdown of the top 100 stories of 2013. 

Oviedo news in Google News Directories / Headline SurferThe Oviedo headline in the Google news directories was newsworthy for the tenure of Mayor Dominic Persampiere as shown in the Headline Surfer® offering online.

Though he had no opposition, Persampiere, who has served on the council since 2000, and is paid $13,436 as Oviedo's mayor, told reporters after qualifying ended, he was  "humbled" nonetheless to be allowed to continue serving the municipality of 34,965. residents. 

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