Newcomer Edward Shropshire edged out incumbent Lantana Council Member Tom Deringer by two votes in Tuesday’s election. Shropshire won with 262 votes to Deringer’s 260.
Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher said a machine recount is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, March 17.
Deringer has been on the Council since 2002. Shropshire, a Council watcher, works for a buildings material company, is a defensive driving instructor and a local union representative. He serves on the town’s planning board.
Deringer owns Palm Beach Tire.
In Lantana’s other contest, incumbent Phil Aridas beat newcomer Suzanne Gordon, 294 votes to 223.
— Mary Thurwachter