Deb Denys officially gives up District 3 seat to run for Volusia County chairThe Daytona Beach News-Journal — Casmira Harrison The Daytona Beach News-Journal
Feb. 14--It's official. Volusia County Councilwoman Deb Denys has announced her District 3 seat will be up for grabs in the coming elections.
Denys, who recently announced her intent to replace Ed Kelley in the county chair seat, said she sent letter to Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis announcing her intent to resign her District 3 post effective Dec. 31.
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"It has been my great honor and distinct privilege to serve as District 3 Representative for the Volusia County Council since 2013," stated Denys in the correspondence. "This year, I hope to earn the opportunity and responsibility of representing all of the citizens of the County of Volusia, and I intend to seek election to the position of Chair of the Volusia County Council."
According to Florida law, Denys had to announce her intent to resign when she decided to run for county chair. She also had until May 29 to do so, but earlier vowed she would not make District 3 hopefuls wait that long.
Denys' resignation opens up the District 3 seat to a wide open field, but as of Friday, the Volusia elections website did not have the race posted.
Kelley withdrew from his reelection bid, and as of Friday, Denys was facing Jeff Brower in the run for chair.
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