LAKE HELEN, Fla. – The Lake Helen mayoral race will now be a runoff election.
The primary election was held on Tuesday, below lists the unofficial results:
- Cameron Lane with 257 votes (46.9%)
- Vernon J. Burton with 218 votes (39.8%)
- Lauren Olsen with 73 votes (13.3%)
The results have to be certified by a canvassing board.
None of the candidates received more than 50% of the vote, so this means Lane and Burton will be on the Nov. 2 ballot for the next mayor of Lake Helen.
Mayor Daisy Raisler, who’s held the position, since 2017 is stepping down. She defeated Burton in 2019.
Burton previously served as a Lake Helen commissioner and vice mayor for Zone 2 until 2020, Hometown News reported.
Lane was commissioner of Zone 4, according to the publication.
The race was the first jump into politics for Olsen.