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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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Layton's council set, Marathon draws three

MIDDLE KEYS -- Three candidates will fight it out for two seats on the Marathon City Council in November. Meanwhile, Layton's next City Council is already set.

Incumbent Richard Keating, former Councilman Pete Worthington and Mark Senmartin, the owner of Cash Flow Jewelry in the Town Square Mall, will square off in Marathon with the top vote-getters making it onto the council.

They're vying for the seat currently held by Keating as well as the seat held by Mayor Mike Cinque, who is stepping down due to term limits. Marathon City Council terms are two years. Qualifying for the Nov. 5 race ended on Aug. 13.

Qualifying in Layton ended on Aug. 16. Incumbent Councilmen Bill Murchie and Philip Porter drew no opposition and have retained their seats for another two years. Murchie will serve a second two-year term. Porter will serve a fourth term.

In addition, retired Palm Beach County maintenance engineer Gregory Lewis, 59, became a councilman-elect last week when he drew no opposition for Layton's Seat 3. He will replace Vice Mayor William Dilley, who decided not to seek a sixth term in office. Lewis is expected to take office after Election Day.

"Basically, I would like to help the rest of the council and the citizens to continue to make Layton the special place it is," Lewis said about his goals on the council.

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