EATONVILLE, Fla. – The Town of Eatonville has a new mayor and a new council member following elections Saturday. Two other council members were reelected.
Despite having 1,485 registered voters, only 493 people cast a ballot in the election.
Mayor Eddie Cole lost his reelection bid to Angie Gardner, 278 to 213. Gardner, a town council member, lost to Cole in 2018.
Eatonville voters also reelected Councilmember Theo Washington to town council Seat 2, who won a three-person race against Ruthie Critton and Angela Thomas with 202 votes, or 41.5% of the vote. Critton garnered 197 votes.
Councilmember Rodney Daniels beat challenger Tarus Mack by only three votes -- 243 to 240, allowing Daniels to keep Eatonville Council Seat 3.
Wanda Randolph won Eatonville Council Seat 5, beating Marilyn Davis Sconions 292 to 190.