Soon after finishing in very first position in the August main, Melissa Gould gained the seat for Manatee County Court Judge, Team 4, in the common election Tuesday. 

Gould, an assistant condition attorney of 8 many years, defeated lawyer Kristy Zinna by garnering 60.97% of votes with all 70 precincts reporting. 

Gould expended the working day, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., out at voting places, waving to voters.

“I have so a lot of lovely supporters that had been also out at top rated precincts, and I was speaking with them all working day, and we have been enthusiastic. It was a wonderful day, basically. Best working day to wave signals on Election Day,” Gould claimed.

Resigning from her existing position as a prosecutor is her future stage.

“I’m undoubtedly hunting forward to receiving again to county court. I did numerous several years in county court docket as a prosecutor, and I liked it,” Gould explained. 

In August, it was a shut get in touch with for Zinna’s name to surface on the November ballot. Zinna won over candidate Christopher Pratt by 156 votes, and a recount was averted when Pratt conceded, landing Zinna a location to contend with Gould. Zinna could not be immediately reached for remark Tuesday evening.