Hurley wins Pasco board seat
Leave it to Joanne Hurley to prove us wrong.
Hurley trounced her two opponents, Kurt Conover and Peter Hanzel, to become Pasco County's newly elected representative to School Board District 2. Unless there's a remarkable change in the one remaining precinct, she'll replace retiring Marge Whaley in November, no general election required.
With 153 of 154 precincts reporting, Hurley has received 55.5 percent of the vote, compared to 27.4 for Conover and 17.1 percent for Hanzel.
UPDATE: The final unofficial results for this race are Conover: 9,153 votes for 27.37 percent; Hanzel: 5,708 votes for 17.07 percent; and Hurley: 18,577 votes for 55.56 percent.