Kevin Anderson wins Fort Myers mayoral race over Jacquelyn McMiller

Kevin Anderson will be Fort Myers’s new Mayor after beating out Jacquelyn McMiller. Anderson is set to replace Randy Henderson.

Anderson served on Fort Myers City Council representing Ward 4 for two years. He is a retired police officer and businessman who has resided in Southwest Florida for over 40 years.

Kevin Anderson beat Jacquelyn McMiller by about six points in what proved to be a very tight race. Despite the close race, Anderson says he had faith all along that he would come out on top.

“I always had confidence and faith in the voting public that they would see the difference in the two of us and that I would prevail,” Anderson said.

Anderson told WINK News reporter Breana Ross that it is a tradition for him to go to dinner with his wife on election night and watch the results come in. After that, he headed to The Ranch to celebrate with Lee County Republicans.

Mayor is a nonpartisan office but Anderson has not shied away from aligning himself with the Republican Party.

He is excited to focus on issues such as improving public safety, economic development and addressing the homeless issues and housing insecurity in Fort Myers.

Reporter:Breana Ross
Writer:Drew Hill
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