CAPE CORAL, Fla. — John Gunter will retain his role as mayor of Cape Coral.
The incumbent held a 61% share of Tuesday's vote, over opponent Tom Shadrach.
His primary focus continuing as mayor will be Hurricane Ian cleanup.
"I wish I could snap my fingers and all that go away," Gunter said. "I hope that by the end of November we'll be in a much better place than we are today. I ask our community, have patience. We are progressing, we are moving forward, and hopefully, soon we'll be back to normal."
Prior to his appointment as mayor, Gunter was elected as a District 1 city council member in 2017, and has been a member of numerous advisory and review committees.