Post Primary: Fred Lowry wins re-election to Dis 5 Volusia County Council seat despite sitting out Daytona Beach News-Journal debate

Headline Surfer photo / Fred Lowry, district 1 County Councilman is shown at the recent Volusia County GOP fundraising Lincoln Dinner at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DELTONA, Fla. -- Despite sitting out a planned Daytona Beach News-Journal debate with his opponent, Fred Lowry easily won re-election to a second four-year term on the Volusia County Council in Tuesday's primary.

The vote tally wasn't even close in the three-way contest for the District 5 seat on the County Council out of Deltona: Lowry received 9,022 votes or 57.03 percent of the overall total to win the primary outright. Political newcomer Dan Hunt finished a distant second with 6,738 votes or 42.59 percent of the total and write-in candidate Eric Allen garnered a paltry 60 votes or .38 percent of the total. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 narly eveenly 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 Wst Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.