Three challengers so far for NSB Mayor Sally Mackay photos by Henry and Sera Frederick. Marilee Walters, left, is among three announced candidates challenging incumbent first-term Mayor Sally Mackay in the municipal elections. The others, not pictured, are Adam Barringer and Ed Ellison. Qualifying ends Aug. 20.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Qualifying for mayor and two seats on the City Commission doesn't begin until Aug. 10, but already three challengers have formally announced their intention to run against first-term incumbent Mayor Sally Mackay, of 108 Lincoln Ave.

Her challengers are Adam Barringer, 550 Wayne Ave.; Ed Ellison, 108 Aqua Court; and Marilee Walters, 1814 N. Peninsula Ave. Judy Reicker, 464 Bouchelle Drive, has announced that she is a candidate for the Zone 1 commission seat held by first-term incumbent Randy Richenberg.

He has yet to formally announce, but said he will run again. And in the Zone 2 commission seat held by incumbent Jack Grasty, 117 9th St., no challengers have as yet come forward.

Qualifying officially begins Aug 10 and concludes Aug. 20. The mayor's term is for two years and the commission seats are four years each.

Residents must live within the designated zoning district for eith commission seat while the mayor's race is open to residents across the city. A six-month residency is required before seeking office.

Further questions can be addressed to: NSB City Clerk Johhny Bledsoe: (386) 424-211, e-mail:

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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 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.