Seminole Mayor Leslie Waters decisively won reelection Tuesday night, taking a solid 67 percent of the vote. Her opponent, Darren Clark, earned just 33 percent.
Waters has served as the city of Seminole’s Mayor since 2013. She was first elected to Seminole City Council in 2009, served as Vice Mayor from 2010 to 2011 and as interim Mayor for several months between 2012 and 2013.
Previously, Waters served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1998 until 2006, serving as Speaker Pro-Tempore during her final term in office.
Waters worked in a variety of industries including insurance, government relations and postsecondary education, including as an adjunct professor of political science for the University of South Florida St. Pete and Eckerd College.
She also authored a book published this year called “Good Morning Mayor, What’s Up?”
Waters has served in several volunteer capacities, including at Brookwood, a young women’s residence, the United Way, March of Dimes, children with disabilities service PARC, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk and several volunteer and outreach events in her city.