Year Later: Port Orange Councilman Chase Tramont's entrance into politics seems like yesterday to reminiscing wife

Photos for Headline Surfer / Above, the enormity of Chase Tramont's supporters in his maiden run for political office is illustrated. He is shown below with his wife, Staci.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- Twelve months have passed since Chase Tramont first entered politics, winning a seat on the Port Orange City Council, but it seems just like yesterday to his wife, who reminisced on his achievement.

"I can hardly believe an entire year has come and gone so quickly," Staci Tramont wrote on her Facebook page on Wednesday, adding, "Aug. 30th 2016 and the months leading up to it are times I will never forget and will be forever grateful for."

Staci & Chase Tramont / Headline SurferTwelve months have passed since Chase Tramont first entered politics, winning a seat on the Port Orange City Council, but it seems just like yesterday to his wife, who reminisced on his achievement.

"I can hardly believe an entire year has come and gone so quickly," Staci Tramont wrote on her Facebook page on Wednesday, adding, "Aug. 30th 2016 and the months leading up to it are times I will never forget and will be forever grateful for."

In the race for the district 2 seat on the Port Orange City Council in the Aig. 30 Volusia County primary elections, Tramont won convincingly with nearly 60 percent of the votes case over fellow first-time candidate Sarah Jones, The vote was 6,550 to 4,398 in Tramont's favor.  The seat was previously held by Don Burnette, who would go on to win the mayor's race in the November general elections,

Because there were only two candidates in the council race, it was decided in the primary while the mayor's race featured three candidates, with Lance Green finishing a distant third and out of the running with 2,996 votes or 25.7 percent of the total votes. His father, Allen Green, was the term-limited mayor.

Burnette won the primary with 4,865 or 31.73 percent of the total with Ted Noftall finishing second with 3,796 votes or 32.56 percent. In order to have avoided a runoff, Burnette would have had to garner 50 percent plus one more vote. Regardless, Burnette easily won the mayor's race in the Nov. 8 elections with 16,358 or 58.12 percent to Noftall's 11,780 votes, or 41.88 percent.

For Staci Tramont, working with her husband, a US history teacher at Spruce Creek High School, ​she readily acknowledged in her social media post on the anniversary of his election that it "takes many dedicated people to run a successful campaign." 

"Chase & I could not have done this without you," she said, referring to the voters, adding, "This has been a true grassroots effort. Many Port Orange friends attended his rallies, hosted yard signs, helped delivered literature door to door, forwarded e-mails, held signs, wrote letters and offered endless support and advice. It was wonderful to see so many come out and vote. What an honor to have the citizens of Port Orange put their trust in Chase."

Chase Tramont / Chase Tramont Profile:

Age: 37 (DOB Nov. 9, 1979);
Career: Currently in eighth year as a History teacher at Spruce Creek High School;
Politics: Successful campaign for district 2 seat on Port Orange City Council in 2016 for 4-year term;
Family: Wife, Staci; and four children.

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