2 incumbents return to Ponce Inlet Town Council

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Joseph Perrone and Bill Milano(l to r) have each won another two years in office in Ponce Inlet without opposition.
 

PONCE INLET, Fla. -- Joseph Perrone didn't have to look over his shoulder in his re-election bid on the Ponce Inlet Town Council.

That's because neither Perrone nor his colleague, Bill Milano, had any opposition when the noon deadline Friday for qualifying had come and gone, for their respective elective offices, seats 4 and 2.

It wasn't such a breeze for Joe Perrone in the 2013 primary when he won re-election over Joe Villanella by a single vote plurality. A manual recount confirmed the victory three days after that Aug. 14 primary. The 1-vote margin in his favor remained the same, 609 to 608, over the upstart Villanella.

It wasn't such a breeze for Joe Perrone in the 2013 primary when he won re-election over Joe Villanella by a single vote plurality. A manual recount confirmed the victory three days after that Aug. 14 primary. The 1-vote margin in his favor remained the same, 609 to 608, over the upstart Villanella.

Perrone and Milano are joined on the Ponce Inlet Town Council by Mayor Gary Smith and seat 3 Councilwoman Mary Hoss and seat 5 Councilwoman Lois Paritsky.  The latter three are up for re-election next year.

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, 2nd tallest in US / Headline Surfer®Did You Know?

The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Florida and second tallest in the nation. Visitors who climb the 175-foot-tall (53 m) lighthouse tower are treated to a view of the Florida coastline and Halifax River from Daytona Beach to New Smyrna Beach.
Completed in 1887, the Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station was built when the area was known as Mosquito Inlet.
 

Poncer Inlet, Florida / Headline Surfer®Frank Bruno / Ponce Inlet, FL / Headline Surfer®Jom Dinneen / Ponce Inlet, FL / Headline Surfer®FAST FACTS: Ponce Inlet, Florida

• Ponce Inlet is a beach town in Volusia County, Florida, with a population of 3,032.
• It is located on the southern tip of a beach peninsula, south of Daytona Beach and Daytona Beach Shores at 29°5′41″N 80°56′33″W (29.094744, -80.942599), adjacent to the Ponce de León Inlet, and between the Halifax River and Atlantic Ocean.
• The town has a total area of 14.7 square miles: 4.3 square miles of it is land and 10.3 square miles of it is water.
• Frank Bruno, Volusia County's first elected county chair, shown far left, who retired at the end of 2012 after 20 years on the dais, resides in Ponce Inlet, Florida. So too does County Manager Jim Dinneen, on the job for 10 years now.
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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area in Central Florida, via HeadlineSurfer.com. Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards in print & digital mediums. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's pursuing a Master of Arts degree in New Media/Journalism (graduation in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, in 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka (FL) Daily News, 2007-2008; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-2004; and cops & courts reporter for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-1996.