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Updated: 08/27/2014 08:00:03AM

City races head to runoff

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SUN PHOTO BY AMANDA PRASHAD
North Port City Commissioner Linda Yates thanks the crowd Tuesday at AMVETS Post 312 for voting for her. She will advance to the general election for Seat 5 against Marty Murphy.

SUN PHOTO BY DALLAS EMRICH
Jacqueline Moore dances with her husband Hugh Tuesday night at the Family Table Restaurant after learning she will advance to the general election in November for City Commission Seat 4.

SUN PHOTO BY CHEYENNE EMRICH
Marty Murphy, standing at back right, is pictured with his wife Eileen Tuesday at Buffalo Wings & Rings after learning he will be moving on to the general election in November for City Commission Seat 5.

SUN PHOTO BY CHEYENNE EMRICH
Marty Murphy, standing at back right, is pictured with his wife Eileen Tuesday at Buffalo Wings & Rings after learning he will be moving on to the general election in November for City Commission Seat 5.

SUN PHOTO BY AMANDA PRASHAD
Jack Dupre stands with Jack Colligan, center, and his wife Kathy Tuesday at the Olde World Restaurant during Colligan's celebration. Colligan moves on to the November election in a runoff for City Commission Seat 4.

Jack Colligan

By SAMANTHA GHOLAR

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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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