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Voter turnout in the 2017 runoff Sarasota City Commission election topped 22%, which topped the 19% from the last at-large election.

New Blood: Brody, Ahearn-Koch win City Commission seats

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 |

Voter turnout in the 2017 runoff Sarasota City Commission election topped 22%, which topped the 19% from the last at-large election.

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Martin Hyde smiles as he watches early voting results come in. He was one of three candidates in the runoff election for Sarasota City Commission.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 |

Martin Hyde smiles as he watches early voting results come in. He was one of three candidates in the runoff election for Sarasota City Commission.

Jane, Martin, James and Edward Hyde

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 |

Jane, Martin, James and Edward Hyde

Martin Hyde mingles with supporters as he awaits election results on Tuesday.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 |

Martin Hyde mingles with supporters as he awaits election results on Tuesday.

Martin Hyde watches as voting results come in. He lost a seat on the Sarasota City Commission in Tuesday’s runoff election against Hagen Brody and Jen Ahearn-Koch.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 |

Martin Hyde watches as voting results come in. He lost a seat on the Sarasota City Commission in Tuesday’s runoff election against Hagen Brody and Jen Ahearn-Koch.

Martin Hyde checks results on his phone during his watch party at Caragiulo’s.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 |

Martin Hyde checks results on his phone during his watch party at Caragiulo’s.

Incoming City Commissioner Hagen Brody welcomes supporters to his watch party at Louies Modern.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 |

Incoming City Commissioner Hagen Brody welcomes supporters to his watch party at Louies Modern.

Incoming City Commissioner Hagen Brody gets early results for the Sarasota City Commission race.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 |

Incoming City Commissioner Hagen Brody gets early results for the Sarasota City Commission race.

John Patterson smiles after announcing early results putting incoming City Commissioner Hagen Brody in the lead for two at-large seats on the Sarasota City Commission.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 |

John Patterson smiles after announcing early results putting incoming City Commissioner Hagen Brody in the lead for two at-large seats on the Sarasota City Commission.

Incoming City Commissioner Hagen Brody reacts to early results which showed he was in the the lead in the race for two at-large seats on the City Commission.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 |

Incoming City Commissioner Hagen Brody reacts to early results which showed he was in the the lead in the race for two at-large seats on the City Commission.

Outgoing City Commissioner Suzanne Atwell checks her phone while waiting for final results of the Sarasota City Commission race.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 |

Outgoing City Commissioner Suzanne Atwell checks her phone while waiting for final results of the Sarasota City Commission race.

Incoming City Commissioner Hagen Brody reacts as final election results showed he, along with Jennifer Ahearn - Koch, won seats on the Sarasota City Commission.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 |

Incoming City Commissioner Hagen Brody reacts as final election results showed he, along with Jennifer Ahearn - Koch, won seats on the Sarasota City Commission.

Incoming City Commissioner Hagen Brody thanked supporters after final results showed he, along with Jennifer Ahearn - Koch, won at-large seats on the Sarasota City Commission.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 |

Incoming City Commissioner Hagen Brody thanked supporters after final results showed he, along with Jennifer Ahearn - Koch, won at-large seats on the Sarasota City Commission.

Outgoing City Commissioner Suzanne Atwell congratulates incoming City Commissioner Hagen Brody on his win in the Sarasota City Commission race.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 |

Outgoing City Commissioner Suzanne Atwell congratulates incoming City Commissioner Hagen Brody on his win in the Sarasota City Commission race.

Incoming City Commissioner Hagen Brody smiles while thanking campaign supporters after final results showed he along with Jennifer Ahearn-Koch, won the two at-large seats on the City Commission.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 |

Incoming City Commissioner Hagen Brody smiles while thanking campaign supporters after final results showed he along with Jennifer Ahearn-Koch, won the two at-large seats on the City Commission.

Jen Ahearn-Koch Campaign Manager Kathy Kelley Ohlrich marks down early voting returns during an election night party at The Reserve.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 |

Jen Ahearn-Koch Campaign Manager Kathy Kelley Ohlrich marks down early voting returns during an election night party at The Reserve.

Jen Ahearn-Koch awaits election results with her son Tobias Koch and her sister, Betsy Ahearn.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 |

Jen Ahearn-Koch awaits election results with her son Tobias Koch and her sister, Betsy Ahearn.

Jen Ahearn-Koch celebrates the election results with her sons, Oliver and Tobias Koch, and her sister, Betsy Ahearn.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 |

Jen Ahearn-Koch celebrates the election results with her sons, Oliver and Tobias Koch, and her sister, Betsy Ahearn.

Jen Ahearn-Koch celebrates the election results with her sons, Oliver and Tobias Koch, and her sister, Betsy Ahearn.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 |

Jen Ahearn-Koch celebrates the election results with her sons, Oliver and Tobias Koch, and her sister, Betsy Ahearn.

Jen Ahearn-Koch hugs her sister, Betsy Ahearn, after receiving word she won a seat on the Sarasota City Commission.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 |

Jen Ahearn-Koch hugs her sister, Betsy Ahearn, after receiving word she won a seat on the Sarasota City Commission.

Jen Ahearn-Koch poses with her campaign manager, Kathy Kelley Ohlrich.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 |

Jen Ahearn-Koch poses with her campaign manager, Kathy Kelley Ohlrich.

Jen Ahearn-Koch and Campaign Manager Kathy Kelley Ohlrich address the crowd at a Tuesday night election party.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 |

Jen Ahearn-Koch and Campaign Manager Kathy Kelley Ohlrich address the crowd at a Tuesday night election party.

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