Brudnicki wins re-election bid

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The polls are closed and the unofficial results are in for the next Panama City mayor.

Mayor Greg Brudnicki won his re-election bid Tuesday evening getting more than 61 percent of the votes over candidates Michael "Doc" Rohan and Lynne Schneider.

Rohan came in second with 28 percent of the votes and Schneider in third with 10 percent.

Brudnicki says he'll continue to focus on recovery efforts and rebuilding Panama City.

"Refocus on everything that we're doing for recovery in Panama City after the hurricane," said Brudnicki, "[Working on] our long-term recovery plan, putting it in place, getting funding, getting our housing situation straightened out, our economic recovery straightened out and work extremely hard."

Michael Rohan and Lynne Schneider say, despite the loss, they'll continue to work to make Panama City better and get the community involved in the recovery process.

Rohan said, "I want all of us to work together, no matter who wins I would support that person and help the whole city move forward because it's important that we work together and important that we work together and try to rebuild Panama City, make it better than it used to be before the hurricane."

Schneider added, "Just really focusing on the rebuilding process and getting people excited and involved in that. Because I think that if you want it to work for everybody, everybody has to have a voice in it."