City Races Go to Runoffs

Two Fernandina Beach City Commission runoffs are coming coming Dec. 13.

Incumbent Mike Lednovich, who had 44% of the Seat 4 vote on election day and James Antun, who had 34%, will face off for that seat. Genece Minshew, who had 40.6% of the vote in Seat 5 will contest the seat with Darron Ayscue, who had 31.7%.

They offer voters distinctive choices.

Lednovich has campaigned on a platform he calls “quality of life” and has actively championed projects to create greater natural resilience in flood-prone parts of the community.

His competition is a relative newcomer to the community who has a successful chiropractic practice and  whose professional demeanor speaks well for him. He sees the election as an opportunity to be more involved in community service.

The leading Seat 5 candidate, Ms. Minshew, has been critical of what she considers the city’s past failures to step up to important projects, letting them slide year after year. She’s calling for serious strategic planning, followed by getting the plan done.

Her opponent is the  president of the local firefighters union and says public safety is his first concern, followed by a critical look at city budgeting with an eye to reducing millage.

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Al MacDougall
Al MacDougall (@guest_66352)
1 year ago

7,000 city voters participated in the Nov 8 Election.
2,000 city voters is the usual turnout for runoffs.
These 2,000 voters will decide who wins–not the 7,000+
Each of the contenders garnered over 2,000 votes:
Lednovich, Minshew, Antun, Ayscue in that order.
The difference between win or lose is usually under 100 votes.
Getting out your supporters is the name of the game…
do or die on turnout.
Most of us will sit and watch….sadly.

Doug Mowery
Doug Mowery (@guest_66356)
1 year ago
Reply to  Al MacDougall

True…..Minshew was narrowly defeated by Sturges in a runoff last time. The breakout of how different sectors of the City voted in that runoff was fascinating.

Al MacDougall
Al MacDougall (@guest_66358)
1 year ago
Reply to  Doug Mowery

Antun and Ayscue significantly underperformed Lednovich
and Minshew–they will have to get exceptional turnout to
have any chance of victory–Sturges proved the possible.
Both leaders have substantial motivated followings who
will turn out–but that does not guarantee they will win.
Bystanders don’t stand by–make your voice heard.
Why should 2,000 make your decision for you? Vote!

Margo Story
Margo Story (@guest_66359)
1 year ago

Let’s do it again….come out & vote in Dec!!