Did you vote? Election day was Tuesday, Nov. 7, and the votes are in. Lakelanders made their voices heard by voting on two City Commission positions. Official election results are yet to be announced, but the Polk Supervisor of Elections has released the unofficial results.
Incumbent Chad McLeod earned 57.4% of votes, securing another term as the At Large Seat 2 commissioner.
Interim Commissioner Samuel Simmons received 30.89% of votes, and Guy LaLonde Jr. received 47.97%. Because neither received 50% of votes, these candidates for the District A Northwest seat will head to a runoff vote on Tuesday, Dec. 5.
See the full unofficial results of the 2023 municipal elections in Lakeland, Auburndale, Fort Meade, and Winter Haven as they’re announced.