Gomez Wins Council Seat

March 1, 2017

Luis Gomez, Jr. won Tueday’s special election in Century, defeating challenger Kevin Stead 119 votes to 86 for Seat 2 on the town council, a non-partisan office.

“I live here. I’ve seen the decline in living conditions. I just want to get in there ready to get to work and see what I can do to improve the condition of the citizens. That is basically what I ran for. And help our new mayor and see if we can make some progress around here instead of a decline in progress…I’m eager; I’m excited,” Gomez said. “It was a trying task, really, trying to get something done around here in Century. I feel really blessed right now. Mr. Stead was a great candidate and did a marvelous job for the past two months he was temporarily holding the seat.”

Gomez will be sworn into office Friday night, March 10 at 7:00.

Stead currently holds the seat on an interim basis, appointed as the temporary replacement for Annie Savage, who passed away in late October. The election  fills the seat until the end of Savage’s term in January 2021.

The election results are complete but unofficial until certified on Friday.

Pictured top: Luis Gomez, Jr (right) congratulated by Kevin Stead. NorthEscambia.com photo.

Comments

3 Responses to “Gomez Wins Council Seat”

  1. Sharon Montgomery on March 1st, 2017 2:12 pm

    Congratulations on your Windows Mr Gomez. Century has been in need of some new ideas to get the beautiful town of Century back in shape. Once again congratulations on your victory.

  2. Carl on February 28th, 2017 10:29 pm

    Congratulations to Mr Gomez hopefully great things
    are ahead for you and Century.

  3. My53cent on February 28th, 2017 10:21 pm

    Blessed is the one who fights his battles with an honest tounge. Amen! Congratulations Gomez! The Town needs your valued opinion.





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