Familiar faces at Port Orange Family Days

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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 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.