Lee County Republican straw poll results
LEHIGH ACRES - More than 100 Republican voters in Lee County made their voices heard in a straw poll vote Saturday.
The straw poll, organized by Lee County Republicans, gives an early look at how voters are leaning.
GOP Candidates who won shared the following results:
- Mike Scott was chosen for re-election for Sheriff
- Cecil Pendergrass for County Commission (District 2)
- Larry Kiker for County Commission (District 3)
- Frank Mann for re-election for County Commission (District 5)
- Les Cochran for school board
- Bob Chilmonik for school board
- Byron Donalds for US Congress
"It's a wonderful feeling," said political newcomer Byron Donalds at a candidate forum in Lehigh Acres. "The biggest thing about it is the voters of this district are looking for clear articulate messages. I provide that everywhere I go and I'm very, very excited and humbled for that victory today."
"I was humbled by it and I feel that the message that I have is with neighborhood schools, improving academics is what voters are looking for," said Bob Chilmonik, who is running against incumbent Jeanne Dozier. "And I think voters are also looking for change."