Edgewater's Kimberly Klein-Yaney seeking District 2 City Council seat in special election

Photo for Headline Surfer / Marketing agency owner Kimberley Klein-Yaney is among three women seeking the District 2 City Council seat vacated by incumbent Amy Vogt earlier this month. The others are Gigi Bennington, a former council member, as well as photographer/business owner Jennifer Parker. 
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

EDGEWATER, Fla. -- Kimberley Klein-Yaney is among three women seeking the District 2 City Council seat vacated by incumbent Amy Vogt earlier this month. 

Getting directly involved in municipal politics was the furthest thing from Klein-Yaney's mind until she saw the jettisoning of then-City Manager Tracey Barlow by Voght and Council members Gary Conroy and Megan O'Keefe last a special meeting last fall where his employment was not on the agenda. 

"I never thought I would run for a political position until I watched the Oct. 26 Special City Council Meeting," she told Headline Surfer. "I was appalled and have outwardly spoken out and showed up. I'm ready, willing and able to step-up and represent our community."

IKlein-Yaney added she has "a record of accomplishment," which she pledged to "soon share, so residents can make an informed decision," thanking them for their interest in her and hoping to earn their votes in a Feb. 19 primary election again fellow candidates Gigi Bennington, a former council member, as well as photographer/business owner Jennifer Parker. 

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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.