Patterson reelected; Thursbay wins PSJ Group I

Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 07:43 PM.

Thursbay garnered 55 percent of the vote, 474 votes, to Ashbrook’s 45 percent, or 382 votes.

Ashbrook immediately shook Thursbay’s hand and congratulated him on working his “rear end” off.

“I worked hard and it paid off,” Thursbay said. “The people of Port St. Joe are great people. Without my family I could not have done this.”

Patterson had a healthy lead, over 70 percent of the vote, after the early and absentee votes were counted, a lead that only barely narrowed with the final numbers.

Patterson took 589 votes, or 68 percent, compared to 272 votes, or 32 percent for Fields.

“I am very happy with the results,” Patterson said. “It was a tough race. I worked the early votes hard and I knocked on doors. I worked hard and I am very proud of the results.”

The only remaining seat up for balloting this year was that held by Mayor Mel Magidson who, after being unopposed, was able to observe Tuesday’s outcome without worrying about numbers.



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