Andy Kelly qualifies to run for district 1 County Council seat held by incumbent Pat Patterson

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Photos for Headline Surfer® / Andy Kelly, shown above,, is challenging incumbent County Councilman Pat Patterson, shown in the inset, for his district 1 seat in DeLand. Kelly won the seat in the 2008 elections, but gave up an opportiunity for a second consecutive four-year term in 2012, for a failed run for supervisor of elections.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DELAND, Fla. -- Andy Kelly has qualified to run for his old seat against incumbent Pat Patterson in the district 1 County Council race, according to the Volusia Supervisor of Elections website. 

The word "Qualified" was affixed to Kelly's name, which appeared on the elections website for the first time this morning in the upcoming 2014 elections.

County Councilman Pat Patterson / Headline SurferAndy Kelly has qualified to run for his old seat against incumbent Pat Patterson, shown here, in the district 1 County Council race, according to the Volusia Supervisor of Elections website. The word "Qualified" was affixed to Kelly's name, which appeared on the elections website for the first time this morning in the upcoming 2014 elections.

Kelly gave up his seat to run in the 2012 elections for Supervisor of Elections in a crowded field, but incumbent Ann McFall won the primary outright and was returned to the post. Kelly's wife, Missy Kelly ran his county council seat, but Patterson won easily.

Andy Kelly is joined in this election by fellow challengers Voloria Manning and Ronnie Mills against Patterson. All four candidates have officially qualified. The primary is Aug. 26. Unless one of the four candidates gets 50 prcent of the vote plus one, the top two vote getters will square off in November.

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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 since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.