Alachua and Newberry announce election results; Alachua runoff to be held May 4
April 17, 2021
BY JENNIFER CABRERA
The City of Alachua held an election on April 13 for two seats on the City Commission.
Incumbent Shirley Green Brown was the winner in the Seat 4 race, gaining 455 votes (51.3%) to Gregory E. Pelham, Sr.’s 431 votes (48.6%).
The Seat 5 race ended with no candidate gaining more than 50-percent of the votes, forcing a runoff election between Jennifer Blalock and Malcolm Vintron Dixon.
Blalock received 389 votes (44%), Dixon received 263 votes (29.7%), while Gary Kocher received 231 votes (26.1%).
The runoff between Blalock and Dixon will take place on May 4, 2021. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at the Legacy Park Multipurpose Center, the Cleather Hathcock, Sr. Community Center and the Clubhouse at Turkey Creek.
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Tim Marden won the election with 487 votes; Joy Glanzer received 427 votes. The City announced that turnout was 17%.