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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

Lake Wales Voters Back Incumbents

Extend Commission Terms to 3 Years


Last updated 4/2/2019 at 10:19pm

Chevon Baccus

Commissioner Curtis Gibson celebrates re-election with daughter Ashlee and son John

Lake Wales voters re-elected both incumbents Tuesday and approved a charter change that extended commissioner terms from two years to three.

City Commissioner Curtis Gibson coasted to victory with more than 63 percent of the vote, beating political newcomer James Tucker by 1,110 votes to 637.

Mayor Eugene Fultz had a closer race winning 55 percent of the vote to claim his third term over challenger Bob Wood, with a final vote of 995 to 818.

Nearly 59 percent of the voters approved the charter change, which impacts the mayor this year and goes into effect next year for commissioners. Gibson...

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