Recount complete; Wooten elected to school board


Brooke Wooten

Published: Friday, August 29, 2014 at 11:21 AM.

After the official recount held this morning, Brooke Wooten has won the District 2 seat for the Gulf County School Board.

Only two votes separated Wooten, who received 50.18 percent, and fellow candidate James Taunton, who received 49.82 percent.

According to Supervisor of Elections John Hanlon, anytime a margin is less than 5 percent or less between candidates a recount is mandatory.

Wooten will be sworn in at the school board meeting on Sept. 17.

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