Tag: elected

Scott PowersNovember 6, 2018

Riding what arguably has been a movement based entirely on her campaign, Democratic Anna Eskamani is on her way to easy election Tuesday to Florida’s House District 47, flipping the seat and sending the progressive avenger to Tallahassee. Eskamani, a young progressive activist and former Planned Parenthood official, defeated Republican businessman and former political consultant […]

Scott PowersNovember 10, 2016

Outside groups spent $8 million in Florida’s 7th Congressional District, mostly to help Democrat Stephanie Murphy oust Republican U.S. Rep. John Mica. Updated campaign finance documents filed with the Federal Election Commission this week show outside groups such as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democrats’ House Majority PAC combined to spend nearly $6.3 […]

Scott PowersNovember 8, 2016

State Sen. Darren Soto’s dream of becoming the first Puerto Rican member of Congress from Florida became reality Tuesday when he swept aside an underfunded Republican opponent in what is now clearly Florida’s first Puerto Rican-dominated congressional district. Early returns based on early voting and mail-in voting, gave Soto an insurmountable lead over Republican nominee […]

Staff ReportsOctober 25, 2016

State Sen. Anitere Flores is calling for the state’s insurance commissioner to be elected. Flores, a Miami Republican, issued a statement Tuesday. She referred to current “discontent” with the Office of Insurance Regulation. Over the last year, GOP lawmakers have unsuccessfully pushed to return other officers to elected positions from appointed, including education commissioner and secretary […]

Scott PowersSeptember 23, 2016

State Sen. Thad Altman is going back to Tallahassee next year as a member of the Florida House of Representatives for District 52, representing eastern Brevard County. Altman, a Republican from Rockledge, formally won his election when write-in candidate Edward Bollinger withdrew his candidacy earlier this week. The final result, which negates any Nov. 8 […]

Scott PowersAugust 30, 2016

Kamia Brown has won easy election to the Florida House, beating four Democratic rivals in a House District 45 election that became the final contest when no one but Democrats qualified for the ballot. Brown, a former legislative aide to state Rep. Victor Torres, drew 35 percent of the vote; compared with 20 for Gregory […]


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