Pernell ready to start

Published 10:11 am Wednesday, May 11, 2016

By Dawn Burleigh

As votes were counted on Saturday, Annette Pernell wanted for the results at City Hall surrounded by her campaign manager and other supporters.

Pernell won with a 50-vote lead over incumbent Mary McKenna.

“It’s time to get to work,” Pernell said. “I want to thank the voters for their support.”

Total votes in the election were 322, with 209 persons voting during early election.

A Special Call meeting for the City of Orange City Council will be held 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 17 at the Orange Public Library Auditorium at 220 North 5th Street in Orange for canvassing the votes and swearing Pernell as the newly elected council member.

Turnout for the West Orange-Cove CISD election was better with a total of 2,172 votes.

Tony Dallas received 560 votes, with Linda Platt-Bryant, incumbent, receiving 522, and Demetrius D. Hunter receiving 451 making the three the winners of the three open positions on the board. Ricky Jacobs had 385 votes and Bonnie Moses had 254.

The results are unofficial until canvassed. The Board of Trustees for West Orange – Cove CISD will meet at 6 p.m. Mon, May 23 in the Educational Service Center Board Room, 902 West Park Ave. in Orange.

In Bridge City, for Council Place 2, Kirk Roccaforte, former mayor, won by a landslide with 707 votes compared to his opponent, Carl Harbert receiving 196.

For Council Place 4, incumbent Eric Andrus retains the seat with 554 votes. His opponent. Phillip Todaro Jr. received 320.

Lucy Fields won Council Place 6 with 329 votes. Incumbent Danny Cole received 281 votes and candidate Kevin Mott received 284.

Orange County Water and Improvement District No. 2 held an election as well for two at-Large board members. Incumbents Jerry Foreman with 84 votes and Linda Premeaux 105 votes won. Candidate Grayling Mouton received 24 votes.

Election Results

Bridge City ISD Board

Place 3

Rebecca Rutledge *        967

Bryan Gremillion            517
Place 4

Thad Hill *                       989

Bryant Champagne        487
Place 5

Jerry McInnis *               845

Brandy Slaughter           642
Bridge City City Council


David Rutledge               836
Place 2

Kirk Roccaforte               707

Carl Harbert                   196
Place 4

Eric Andrus*                   554

Phillip Todaro Jr.            320
Place 6

Danny Cole*                    281

Kevin Mott                      284

Lucy Fields                      329
West Orange Cove CISD Board

Three at-large positions

Linda Platt-Bryant*        522

Tony Dallas                     560

Demetrius Hunter          451

Ricky Jacobs                    385

Bonnie Moses                 254


Orange City Council

Single Member District 4

Mary McKenna*             136

Annette Pernell              186
Orange County Water and Improvement District No. 2

Two at-Large board members

Jerry Foreman*                 84

Linda Premeaux*           105

Grayling Mouton               24


* incumbent