Most people know that today is the Special Election to fill three legislative offices in North-Central Florida: Senate District 3, which was vacated by former Senator Nancy Argenziano when she resigned to take her post on the Public Service Commission, House District 42, which was vacated by Representative Charlie Dean, and House District 24, which was vacated by former Representative Dennis Baxley. Both Dean and Baxley resigned to run for Argenziano’s seat, with Dean winning the Republican primary.
The State Senate race has drawn quite a bit of attention in the past week.
The Progressives were really pulling for Democrat Susan Franks, a former legislator in New Hampshire. Kenneth Quinnell at the Florida Progressive Coalition shares some of his anecdotal evidence of Democratic efforts in Leon County.
Here are the election results:
Senate District 3
Repsentative Charlie Dean is now Senator Charlie Dean. Results:
|County||Charles S. Dean
|Kaarl E. Brandon
House District 24
Kurt Kelly was effectively elected during the special session, as he faced only a write-in candidate. Actual results:
House District 43
Republican Ron Schultz easily won election. Results:
|“Taxi” Dave Gregory
Looks like the Chamber of Commerce poll was way off, as the liberals on the Buzz were predicting. It wasn’t 20 points – it was 2 to 1.
It will be interesting to read what the “Buzzerati” have to say on this.