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Issues and Voices that Matter October 13, 2011

Lake Mary City Elections

Lake Mary City ElectionsOn November 8, 2011, the city of Lake Mary Florida will hold an election to fill city commission seat #3. The seat was left vacant by the resignation of Commissioner Shirley Gray in May. The winner will serve out the remainder of the term for that seat and a regular election will be held in November of 2012. The two candidates for the seat are Blair Thomas Harle and Allan Plank. In these interviews each candidate will answer questions about the city budget, the downtown development plan and make a statement to voters on their experience and qualifications.


Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner

Lake Mary has a population of over 14,000 with the highest median income in Seminole County at more than $80,000. It has a higher than average concentration of families when compared to other communities its size. City commissioners receive an annual salary of $4800.

Voter turnout in special city elections is historically very low, less than 20% of registered voters come to the polls. This means that every vote is crucial in deciding the outcome. The following interviews with the two candidates for city commission will help voters with that decision.

The candidates are presented in the order in which their names will appear on the ballot.

Blair Thomas Harle, candidate, seat #3, Lake Mary city commission (photo - CMF Public Media)
Blair Thomas Harle
Candidate, seat #3 (length 16:28)
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campaign website

Allan Plank, candidate, seat #3, Lake Mary city commission (photo - CMF Public Media)
Allan Plank, candidate
Seat #3 (length 15:36)
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campaign website

Additional Feature Information

Extended Interviews

Blair Thomas Harle, candidate, seat #3, Lake Mary city commission (photo - CMF Public Media)
Blair Thomas Harle with Desta Horner
Length – 33:26
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Allan Plank, candidate, seat #3, Lake Mary city commission (photo - CMF Public Media)
Allan Plank with Desta Horner
Length – 23:11
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