SARASOTA — Barbara Langdon bested Cheryl Cook by one vote and will face former North Port City Commissioner Jacqueline Moore on Nov. 3 in a bid for the District 2 seat, following a Friday recount of the primary election results at the Supervisor of Elections Office.
“It hasn’t sunk in yet,” said Langdon, shortly after the result was announced. She thanked Cook for running a clean campaign and planned to take a week off before getting started on November.
After the recount, Langdon received 3,954 votes and Cook received 3,953 votes.
That left Langdon with 30.31 percent of the vote and Cook with 30.30 percent.
Moore finished with 5,138 votes, or 39.39 percent of the vote.
Each candidate contested one ballot, so the outcome would not have changed.
Cook was gracious in defeat. She praised Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner for being a consummate professional.
“The Democratic process worked,” said Cook, who added that she would not support Langdon, because their philosophies are total opposite.
In Tuesday’s Primary, Moore received 39.4% of the vote to finish first, Langdon finished second with 30.32% of the vote and Cook four votes behind, with 30.29% of the vote.