© 2023 90.7 WMFE. All Rights Reserved.
Public Media News for Central Florida
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Intersection | Sanford City Mayor's Race

Jeff Triplett, William Chandler Robinson, Bob Kuhn.
Jeff Triplett, William Chandler Robinson, Bob Kuhn.

The city of Sanford was in the national spotlight in the wake of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in 2012.

Mayor Jeff Triplett worked with the police department and clergy to better strengthen community relations and quell any potential unrest in the aftermath of the shooting and during the subsequent trial of George Zimmerman.

But now, the city’s leadership is facing scrutiny for development decisions in the area’s downtown. Mayor Triplett is up for re-election next week, and he’s facing opposition. Student and Goldsboro native William Robinson and small business owner Bob Kuhn are challenging Triplett.

90.7's Matthew Peddie speaks to the Sanford Mayoral candidates about issues affecting the city.

Brendan Byrne is WMFE's Assistant News Director, managing the day-to-day operations of the WMFE newsroom, editing daily news stories, and managing WMFE's internship program.

Byrne also hosts WMFE's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration.
90.7 WMFE relies on donors like you. Your support allows us to provide independent, trustworthy journalism and fact-based content. Show your support today by contributing on a monthly basis or making a single online donation.