A friend sent me and my husband, Ben Johnson, these pictures. They were taken at Ben's "Election Watch Party" in downtown Deland last Tuesday night. The night of the Primary Election.
As many of you know, Ben retired in 2016 after 43 years with the Volusia County's Sheriff Office. The last 16 of which he served as our Sheriff.
Needless to say, retirement didn't last very long. Ben is one of the most civic minded people I have ever met. His love of Volusia County, and for all of those who call it home, far outweighs anything he could do in retirement.
So last year Ben made the decision to pursue the at-large seat on the Volusia County Council. Anyone who has ever run for office knows elections can be brutal and politics are not always friendly.
However, with the primary behind us and Ben taking the win with an impressive 66% of the vote, I did want to take the opportunity to thank each and everyone of you who supported and encouraged us along the way.
Ben will do an incredible job for Volusia County, just as he has for the past four decades and I can get back to having fun as co-host of the Magic Morning Show (which thankfully is NOT an elected position).