In a special election for Clermont City Council Seat 2, Tod Howard emerged victorious with 1,806 votes, securing 55% of the total, while his opponent Otis Taylor, Jr. garnered 1,441 votes, or 44%. Howard was sworn in to fill the remaining term of Jim Purvis on Tuesday, May 29 at the City Council Meeting.

Howard’s victory ensures his position on the council until the next general election.

Looking ahead, the General Election for the City of Clermont is scheduled for November 5, 2024, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time at precinct locations determined by the Lake County Supervisor of Elections. The election will decide the following positions:

  • City Council Member Seat 1 (Two Year Term)
  • City Council Member Seat 3 (Two Year Term)
  • City Council Member Seat 5 (Two Year Term)

A primary election will be held on August 20, 2024, if more than two candidates qualify for any of the above seats. The upcoming elections promise to be pivotal for Clermont’s future, and citizens are encouraged to participate actively in the democratic process.

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