|Published:||Aug 14, 2012 10:23 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 14, 2012 10:26 PM EDT|
NAPLES, Fla.- Tim Nance has upset long time Collier County Commissioner Jim Coletta in the Republican primary election for District 5.
Nance finished with 64% of the vote.
He will go on to face Democrat John Lundin in the general election in November.
Coletta held the seat for 12 years. He says, "it's the reality of life. I'm fortunate to serve 12 years and looking forward to retirement." Coletta says he plans to stay active in the community and holds no ill feelings.
Nance says his win was possible because of community support. He says, "it is all community support. I'm so blessed with so many friends and so much support from the community, I've lived here for 30 years, and I'm looking forward to doing a good job for everybody."
Nance says he will take a few weeks off, and then gear up for November. He says one of the most important issues facing the commission is being able to work together.