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Voters in Wilton Manors elected two fresh faces to the city commission. 

Mike Bracchi and Chris Caputo, running their first campaigns for public office, received the most votes in a field of six candidates. Bracchi, 44, is a pharmacist, attorney and hospital executive who grew up in Long Island, N.Y. He led the way with 3,615 votes.

“The people have spoken,” Bracchi said Wednesday morning. “Residents want a strong, solid and cohesive commission to move the community forward and deliver essential services.”

Caputo, 39, a philanthropist, got 3,071 votes to take the second open commission seat.

“The work is not done,” Caputo posted on Facebook. “I am excited to say the real work has just begun. The right kind of change is coming. Thanks for being a part of it."

Realtor Doug Blevins finished third with 2,229 votes, followed by Jason Basilico (1,174), Juan Melecio (644) and Jon Sansome (423).

Bracchi and Caputo are both gay men as are sitting commissioners Paul Rolli and Gary Resnick. The all-White male commission will be led by newly elected Mayor Scott Newton, a straight man.


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