|Mayor of Gainesville|
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Ed Braddy|
|City Commissioner from |
|Preceded by||Jeanna Mastrodicasa|
|Succeeded by||Harvey Budd|
|Born||Minot, North Dakota|
Early life and career
Poe received his bachelor's degree in History, as well as his Masters in Social Sciences from the University of Florida. He is married to Emily Monda-Poe. Together they have 2 daughters, Elizabeth and Beatrice. He has taught in Alachua County since 1998: first at Ft. Clarke Middle School and later Santa Fe College.
Lauren Poe first ran to represent Gainesville's second district and won in 2008 in a close runoff election. Note that all candidates in Gainesville municipal elections run as non-partisan. Poe is a registered member of the Democratic Party
And the results from the runoff:
He ran for re-election and lost in the April 12, 2011 runoff after the March 15, 2011 election was also split between multiple candidates.
He eventually won the at-large seat during the following year, also in a runoff.
|Non-partisan||Nathan A. Skop||2,955||24.20|
|Non-partisan||Dejeon L Cain||293||2.40|
|Non-partisan||Nathan A. Skop||4,378||43.36||+19.16%|
Poe was subsequently elected to mayor on March 15, 2016 beating his opponents, incumbent Ed Braddy and challenger Donald Shepherd with 57% of the vote (outright, without a runoff).
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