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Challengers defeat incumbents in Sebastian City Council races

Posted at 8:54 PM, Nov 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 11:21:38-05

SEBASTIAN, Fla. — Voters in three cities and towns on the Treasure Coast went to the polls Tuesday to choose new council members, with the biggest change coming in Sebastian.

With all precincts reporting, the three incumbents on the Sebastian City Council were defeated by three challengers. Charles Mauti topped the field with 19 percent of the vote, followed by Pamela Rapp Parris, and Damien Gilliams. They defeated city council members Bob McPartin, Albert Lovino, and Linda Kinchen.

In Vero Beach, a crowded field of eight candidates sought two seats on the city council. Attorney Joseph Graves and Air Force veteran Rey Neville topped the field.

In Ocean Breeze in Martin County, a challenger and two incumbents won seats on the town council. Challenger William Arnold received the most votes. He'll be joined on the council by Ken De Angeles and Kevin Docherty.

Longtime council member Ann Kagdis was defeated.