NORTH PORT — Incumbent Linda Yates dominated the polls in Tuesday’s primary election, racking up 41.70 percent of the vote in the North Port City Commission Seat 5 race. Yates will now face Marty Murphy, who received the second-most votes in the Seat 5 race, in a runoff in November, as no candidate received 50 percent plus one of the vote. Murphy garnered 1,064 votes, or 16.41 percent.
“So are we going to do this in November?” Yates asked a roomful of supporters at her celebration party at AMVETS Post 312. “I will continue to do what I’ve been doing, and that’s speak up for the people. I love you all, I love you all.
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