Few legislative primaries offered close races - Florida Politics

Few legislative primaries offered close races

Primary elections were held Tuesday in dozens of state House and Senate districts, but few held much suspense.

Only four House races were decided by less than 4 percentage points — and none of the Senate races were that close, according to results posted on the Florida Division of Elections website.

The closest primary was in Volusia County’s House District 26, where Republican Elizabeth Fetterhoff received 5,683 votes, or 50.27 percent, while her GOP primary opponent, Michael Cantu, received 5,623 votes, or 49.73 percent, according to unofficial results.

The next-closest race was in St. Lucie County’s House District 84, where Republican Mark Gotz received 5,788 votes, or 51.16 percent, while his primary opponent, Teri Pinney, received 5,526 votes, or 48.84 percent.

Meanwhile, in Escambia County’s House District 1, Republican Mike Hill received 9,003 votes, or 48.09 percent, while runner-up Rebekah Bydlak received 8,460, or 45.19 percent. A third candidate in the GOP primary, Lisa Doss, received 1,257 votes, or 6.71 percent.

In House District 105, which includes parts of Miami-Dade, Broward and Collier counties, Democrat Javier Estevez received 2,666 votes, or 51.64 percent, while primary opponent Ross Hancock received 2,497 votes, or 48.36 percent, according to the state website.

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