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Weinkrantz, Galloway and May leading in East Lake Fire Commission races

EAST LAKE — The East Lake Fire District Commission will welcome a former district firefighter, a newcomer and a commission veteran to its board.

Tom May, 53, a 2009 East Lake Fire District retiree, overwhelmingly defeated Rob Posavec for Seat 1 on Tuesday. Posavec, 48, was appointed to the seat in May.

In the Seat 2 race, Mark Weinkrantz defeated Terri Pitchon, 59, a local Realtor. It was the seat vacated by Tom McKone, who lost his bid to unseat incumbent Republican Peter Nehr for the state House District 48 seat.

"It feels terrific," said Weinkrantz, 53, an airline pilot who was making his fourth bid for a commission seat. "The support from community is wonderful, and I'm ready to get to work."

In the Seat 4 race, Florence "Flo" Galloway, 76, had a narrow lead over incumbent Commissioner Mark Morningstar, 53, and David Root, 53. Galloway filled her late husband's seat on the commission from 2005-08.

"It feels marvelous," she said. "I'm very grateful to the public and everyone who helped me."

Weinkrantz, Galloway and May leading in East Lake Fire Commission races 11/02/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 1:37am]

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