According to the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections, there are announced candidates that have filed in the 2016 election cycle. Beginning with the incumbent Mayor Linda Hudson who has served the people of Fort Pierce since December 2012 and is now seeking re-election to continue the work and progress she has achieved through her cooperative efforts throughout the communities of Fort Pierce.
The Office of Mayor in Fort Pierce is (as all city election candidates) non-partisan. To date, no other candidate has filed. You can contact the incumbent candidate as follows: City of Fort Pierce, Mayor Candidate: Incumbent Linda Hudson; Address: PO Box 3688; Fort Pierce, FL – 34948; Phone: (772) 940-6802; E-mail: Linda@ReelectMayorHudson.
As far as the Fort Pierce city commission seats in District 1 & 2 that terms are up in 2016, no candidates to date have filed to run for District 1, however one candidate has filed for District 2 and contact information for the candidate is as follows: City of Fort Pierce Commission, District 2 Candidate: Steven DiPalma; Address: 516 Crooked Lake Lane, Apt. A, Fort Pierce, FL – 34982; Phone: (772) 370-7440; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information regarding the City of Fort Pierce elections:
Registered voters residing in the District are eligible to elect the Commissioners and all registered voters in the city are eligible to elect the Mayor.
Multiple candidates: When 3 or more persons qualify for a designated seat on the city commission or mayor, the names shall appear and be voted on in the primary election. If no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast for a designated seat, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes cast shall be voted on in the general election. When only 2 candidates qualify for any one office the names shall appear and be voted on in the general election. Unopposed candidates shall be deemed elected without the necessity of being voted on in an election.
If a vacancy occurs in the office of Mayor or Commissioner, and if less than 6 months remains before next Municipal Election, said vacancy shall be filled by a vote of the remaining Commission, within 30 days after vacancy. If more than 6 months remains in the unexpired term at the time the vacancy occurs, a Special Election shall be called as early as legally possible.
Term begins when sworn into office the second regular meeting following the General Election.
Source: St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections