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Shannon Martin wins PSL Mayor's Race; Bonna leads for Open Council Seat

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With almost all votes counted, Port St. Lucie Vice Mayor Shannon Martin has defeated Edgar "E.J." Bernier to become the next Mayor of the City. Martin currently leads 12,847 (65%) to Bernier's 6,783 (35%). Martin will now officially take over as Mayor after the departure of Gregory Ovarec, who took a job in the Florida Keys.

Six candidates were on the ballot to fill Martin's District #3 seat on the City Council, and former County Commissioner Anthony Bonna currently leads the field with 45%. He'll proceed to a runoff with 2nd place finisher Travis Walker on December 7th, Walker received 22% of the six-way split.