High Springs taps newcomers Miller, Tapanes for city commission

Andrew Miller and Steve Tapanes
Andrew Miller and Steve Tapanes

High Springs voters selected Andrew Miller and Steve Tapanes to join its City Commission on Tuesday, defeating incumbents Ross Ambrose and Gloria James.  

Polls closed at 7 p.m., and the city announced the winners two hours later.  

Miller earned 577 votes to defeat incumbent Ambrose, who had 331 votes, for seat 1. Tapanes earned 578 votes to defeat incumbent Gloria James, the town’s mayor, who collected 329 votes in the seat 2 race.  

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“Thanks to my team and supporters who made this all possible,” Miller said in a Facebook post. “I am looking forward to serving for the next 3 years. Together, we will make all things better.” 

All four candidates addressed development and other goals in an election preview.  

The two newcomers also had the support of current High Springs Commissioner Katherine Weitz, who endorsed Miller and Tapanes. Newberry Commissioner Tim Marden also endorsed the two upstart candidates. 

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Linda Jones

Congratulations to Andrew and Steve!! We are so looking forward to working with the new commissioners.

Linda Jones

Tim Marden and Commissioner Weitz were indeed instrumental in the success of this election. Thank you.


Congratulations both and God bless you both.