• Clarke beats Damiani to take Orange County Commission seat

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    ORLANDO, Fla. - Pete Clarke has been elected to the Orange County Commission, according to Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles.

    Early Tuesday afternoon Cowles announced that the county's canvassing board completed a manual recount of precincts in commission district 3 and certified Clarke as the winner.

    The final results of the race had Clarke with 33,228 votes to challenger Lui Damiani's 33,158.

    Damiani was appointed to the district 3 seat, currently held by John Martinez, after former Commissioner Mildred Fernandez was arrested on corruption charges in 2010 .

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