Volusia County Councilman Troy Kent is reelected

Troy Kent, who represents District 4, will serve on the council for a four-year term.

Councilman Troy Kent. File photo
Councilman Troy Kent. File photo
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Volusia County Councilman Troy Kent has been reelected.

With no candidate having filed to run against him by the end of the qualifying period for the 2024 elections on Friday, June 14, Kent will continue to serve as the District 4 representative on the council for a four-year term. Kent, who filed to run in January, was first elected in 2022 for a two-year term.

"I am humbled and I feel honored that the residents in District 4 have given me another opportunity to be their voice on the County Council," Kent said. "Being a public servant is extremely rewarding for me."

Kent said he's just as excited today as he was when he first took office two years ago, and he looks forward to continuing to "give Volusia County back to the residents" — giving residents areas to legally bring dogs on the beach, like he did in Ormond, increasing the utilization of the Ocean Center for events like concerts or comedy shows and figuring out ways eliminate existing toll costs for residents who want to drive on the beach. 

One of his top goals for the next term is to ensure needed infrastructure is in place where growth and development are proposed. LPGA Boulevard, he said, is an example of a road where development was allowed without having infrastructure to support it.

"It has created traffic nightmares and somebody has to say, 'Enough is enough until the infrastructure is in place,'" Kent said. "... My job as a County Councilman and the vice chairman is to make people's lives better in Volusia County, not worse."

Regarding the proposed fuel terminal by Belvedere Terminals at 874 Hull Road, Kent said he's thankful for the help of Florida Rep. Tom Leek, Rep. Chase Tramont, Sen. Tom Wright and Sen. Travis Hudson for their help in securing $10 million in state funds that could help to relocate the project. 

"We need to use that money to relocate where this fuel terminal would go, and then Volusia County Council needs to clean up what our zonings will allow so that we do not allow nonsense like that to ever pop up in an area next to neighborhoods and recreation," Kent said. "We have to take the lead as the Volusia County Council and fix this problem."


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