Qualifying: Only one contested race on Orange City Council with two other incumbents drawing no opposition

Party Lines political notebook: Orange City, FL qualifying / Headline Surfer®

Anthony Pupello returned to Orange City Council without opposition / Headline Surfer®Gary Blair returned to Orange City Council without opposition / Headline Surfer®Bill CRIPPEN is being challenged in the 2014 elections for his at-large Orange City Council seat / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® / Anthony Pupello and Gary Blair drew no opposition for their seats on the Orange City Council, but at-large incumbent Bill Crippen, shown here in the inset, did and so his is the only race to be settled in the 2014 elections.

ORANGE CITY -- There is only one contested race in Orange City for the at-large seat with Vernon Stafford challenging the incumbent, Bill Crippen.

Incumbents in two other seats, Anthony Pupello in district 4 and Gary Blair in district 5 had no opposition and so are automatically re-elected to new four year terms following the November general election with qualifying having closed at noon Friday in the small Southwest Volusia city.

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