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Williams wins re-election bid

By Staff | Nov 7, 2017

One Cape Coral City Council member retained his seat after Tuesday’s municipal election.

Incumbent Rick Williams held onto the District 6 seat in the General Election, garnering a total of 10,687 votes or 57.85 percent. His opponent, John Karcher, scored 7,786 votes or 42.15 percent.

“I’m very happy,” Williams said. “I’m very glad.”

“People saw through all the bad stuff that was being put out there,” he added.

Williams cited his experience and knowledge for the overwhelming re-election support.

“The four years that I had, plus all of the time prior to that,” he said.

Asked about his top priorities for his second term, Williams pointed to various ongoing projects.

“We have a lot of things in the pot right now, and I just want to continue moving forward with them,” he said. “I’m here for another four years.”

Williams thanked his supporters.

“I think they made the right decision,” he said.

Karcher did not return a message on Tuesday seeking comment.

According to Lee County Elections, 126,081 voters in the Cape and Fort Myers were eligible to vote in Tuesday’s two municipal elections. A total of 22,980 ballots were cast, for an 18.23 percent turnout.

All election results are unofficial until certified.

All municipal candidate races are nonpartisan races.