58 votes and .2 percent of the vote.
That is all that separates Kerry Smith from Jeff Ates in the Santa Rosa County Commission District 2 seat.
That .2 per cent of the vote is significant as an automatic recount is triggered when vote-getters are not separated by more than .5 percent of the vote.
The Raiders have more experience, depth, and the potential to be one of the area’s top teams.
Zach sat on the floor of the RP Funding Center in Lakeland Friday during the awards ceremony, wearing a medal around her neck and a smile on her face, savoring the thrill of being a state champion for the first time.