Lake Helen mayoral race goes to a runoff

Mayor Daisy Raisler not seeking re-election

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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.

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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.