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Former Ocala city council candidate donates remaining campaign funds

A former Ocala City Council candidate has donated all remaining campaign contributions to a local non-profit organization.

Rusty Juergens, a previous candidate for Ocala City Council District 3, contacted the Marion County Literacy Council last week and informed the organization that he will be donating the remainder of his city council campaign contributions to them.

Former Ocala city council candidate donates remaining campaign funds
Former Ocala City Council District 3 candidate Rusty Juergens

According to their social media, Marion County Literacy Council looks to enrich the quality of life for adults in Ocala and Marion County by helping them improve their literacy skills.

During the election on September 21, Juergens was one of the candidates involved in a tight race for Ocala City Council District 3.

Out of the 9,212 votes that were cast, incumbent Jay Musleh garnered over 43% of the votes (3,981), Ty Schlicter received 30% of the votes (2,788), and Juergens finished third with 2,443 votes.

A run-off election is being held on Tuesday, November 16 between Musleh and Schlicter, since they were the two candidates with the highest number of votes.