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Updated: 11/08/2017 10:20:04AM

Newbies win Venice City Council seats

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PHOTO BY RONALD DUPONT JR.

The supporters for Mitzie Fiedler gathered at Venetian Golf & River Club Tuesday evening. When she was announced as the winner in her contest by somebody reading the results off a smart phone, those attending erupted in cheers and thrust their hands into the air.

PHOTO BY RONALD DUPONT JR.

Mitzie Fiedler, who defeated Emelio Carlesimo for Seat 1 on the Venice City Council Tuesday, smiles as her crowd of supporters cheers her on. She thanked everbody and said her win was a team effort.

PHOTO BY GREG GILES

Charles "Chuck" Newsom takes a moment at Abby's Restaurant on election night to point out individual supporters who were instrumental in his campaign. He won Seat 2 on the Venice City Council.

By GREG GILES

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Two political newcomers won seats on the Venice City Council on Tuesday over one sitting and one former council member.

Mitzie Fiedler, a retired educator supported by the slow-growth community, defeated former two-time councilman Emilio Carlesimo, a retired firefighter, for Seat 1.

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