Sean Abshire announces run for seat on Lake Helen City Commission

Photo for Headline Surfer / Sean Abshire, who is seeking a seat on the Lake Helen City Commission in the 2019 municipal elections, is shown above with his 3-year-old son, Evan, at a pumpkin patch last Fall. 
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LAKE HELEN, Fla -- Sean Abshire has announced his intention to run for a seat on the Lake Helen City Commission in municipal elections being held this year in this small rural city in Southwest Volusia that is home to 2,780 residents.

Abshire, is running for the Zone 3 Commissioner seat held by incumbent Rick Basso, who has not announced whether he will seek re-election for another two-year term. Two other seats are up for grabs as well: Zone 1 commissioner held by Tom Wilson and mayor, which is held by Daisy Raisler. Wilson and Raisler have not yet announced if they will seek re-election.

"It's still early," Lake Helen City Administrator Becky Witte told Headline Surfer, explaining the actual qualifying period is June 17-21. "Canmdidates in Lake Helen tend to wait until it's closer to qualifying.


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