Former mayor wins Cape council primary
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Cape Coral, Fla. -
Four candidates faced off Tuesday for a seat on the Cape Coral City Council replacing District One Councilman Marty McClain. Jim Burch and David Headd won and will now move on to the general election in November.
Burch is a former Cape Coral mayor and councilman and is just one win away from being back as a leader in cape coral. He was elected to council in 2007 and then a year later took over as mayor. He held that position for a year until he lost in an election in 2009. Today, he got 4,204 votes, twice as much as his next closest competitor, David Headd, who got 1,934 votes.
"We're the biggest city between Tampa and Miami," Burch said. "We should be the leader in this entire whole southwest area. Boy, I'll tell you what, two months now when we get there in November we're going to make this city that way. We'll go back through there. We just have to move this city forward. I've been, saying that throughout the campaign."
David Headd said he's excited that he did so well, considering he's never run for office before. "This council, for instance, just got finished with Del Prado Blvd which probably cost five times what it should've cost. That money could've gone to repaving all the streets in the Northeast section. We can't go back to the council we had where we were building 125 million dollar fire stations and just spending anyway we wanted."
Both of those men will now face each other on the ballot on November 5th. One will take over Marty McClain's spot because McClain decided not to run for re-election.