Familiar faces at Port Orange Family Days

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- Two familiar faces were spotted at the Port Orange Family Days weekend celebration: The current mayor and a candidate who hopes to succeed him.

Passing through the parade route was Mayor Allen Green dressed in polo shirt (tucked-in, of course) with shorts and work boots. And right behind the term-limited mayor on this Saturday sighting was Orange City Councilman Don Burnette, dressed comfortably with a blue shirt, shorts and sneakers, who is seeking the top municipal post in the Nov. 8 elections.

Standing in Brunette's way, though not in this Family Days sighting, is citizen watchdog Ted Noftall who finished second to the councilman among three candidates in the Aug. 30 Volusia County primary.

Burnette finished first in the primary with 4,865 votes or 41.73 percent of the votes, Noftall was second with 3,796 votes or 32.56 percent and Lance Green, son of the current mayor garnered 2,996 votes or 25.7 percent of the votes.

Head Burnette finished with at least 50 percent plus one vote, he would have won the mayor's post outright. Instead, Burnette and Noftall, who finished 1-2, respectively in the primary, will face off in the general election next month.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's a third of the way though the Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation will be in March 2018.