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Buie defeats Monyei to stay on commission

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By The Staff

Incumbent Chiefland City Commissioner Frank Buie defeated former Commissioner Alice Monyei 152 to 94 in their third race for the Group 1 seat in six years.

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The two vied for the only race on Tuesday's ballot today. The other two city commissioners up for election this year, Rollin Hudson and Sammy Cason, were both re-elected without opposition.

Monyei won the first contest in 2005, but lost the seat to Buie in a hotly contested race in 2007. The second race was marred by a complaint and investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement into whether non-residents voted in the election. No one was charged.