Henry wins third term as Daytona’s mayor

Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry


Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry was re-elected to a third four-year term during the primary election on Tuesday by receiving 50 percent of the vote. He beat out Ken Strickland (31 percent) and Sherisse Boyd (19 percent).

Henry is the city’s first Black man to be mayor and second Black person. He will be the first Black mayor to get a third term, making him the second-longest tenured mayor behind Larry Kelly (1974-1993). Yvonne Scarlett Golden, a Black woman, was mayor from 2003-2006.

Also on Tuesday, two local judge seats were claimed. Chris Miller was re-elected to the 7th Judicial Circuit Judge Group 6 and Alicia Washington (Group 27) won her seat. Will Roberts beat out David Santiago for Volusia County tax collector.

After Tuesday’s results, several runoffs for local offices are set for the Nov. 3 general election.

For County Chair, Jeff Brower will face County Councilwoman Deborah Denys. Incumbent School Board District 2 member Ida Duncan-Wright faces Anita Burnette.

For 7th Judicial Circuit Judge Group 14, Joan Anthony will face Mary Ellen Osterdornf.

Matt Metz will face George Burden in November for public defender, 7th Judicial Circuit Court. Both are former public defender employees.

Henry’s brother, Patrick, won the Florida House of Representatives District 26 Democratic primary over Evans Smith. Henry will try to regain his seat. He faces incumbent Republican Elizabeth Fetterhoff in November, who edged him in 2018.

A full story on the primary election will appear in the Daytona Times’ Aug. 20 issue and will be posted online at Daytonatimes.com.



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