Thursday, June 21, 2018
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April races set for New Port Richey mayor, San Antonio commission

The incumbent mayor in New Port Richey will face a challenger, and three candidates will vie for two seats on the City Commission in San Antonio during April's municipal elections.

In the meantime, incumbents have won seats unopposed in Zephyrhills, Port Richey and St. Leo.

Qualifying ended at noon Tuesday for contests in five Pasco cities, leaving only two races to be decided in elections on April 11.

New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe is seeking re-elecion and is being challenged by Edward Beckman, a retired Pasco County Sheriff's Office veteran.

In San Antonio, two incumbents — Mayor Timothy Newlon and Mayor Pro Tempore Mark Anderson — will be joined by challenger James Markley in a battle for two commission seats.

Zephyrhills Mayor Gene Whitfield won another term unopposed, while City Council member Alan Knight also held on to his seat without an opponent. Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad also will keep his seat, while in St. Leo incumbents Gregory Smith and Curtis Dwyer will stay on the commission unopposed. No elections were scheduled this year in Dade City.

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