While the national ticket is still undecided, there are a series of Palm Beach County races that were decided Tuesday night:
Palm Beach County will be keeping its sheriff. Democrat Ric Bradshaw won re-election over Republican Lauro Diaz 65 to 35 percent.
Four local members of the U.S. House also won re-election. Democrats Ted Deutch, Lois Frankel and Alcee Hastings defeated their challengers, as did Republican Brian Mast in District 18. He won over 56 percent of the vote, with fellow veteran, Democrat Pam Keith picking up 41.5 percent and NPA candidate K.W. Miller at over 2 percent.
Two Incumbents have won their State Senate races.
District 25's Republican Gayle Harrell with 59 percent of the vote over Democrat Corrinna Balderamos Robinson's 41 percent. Democrat Lori Berman winning 62 percent of the vote in the District 31 race over Republican Tami Donnally. District 29 was an open seat and the Democrat bested the Republican. Tina Polsky gets 56 percent and Brian Norton 44.
In our local Florida House races:
Democrat Kelly Skidmore over Republican Saulis Banionis for District 81, Republican John Snyder over Democrat Elisa Edwards Ackerly in District 82, Republican Rick Roth wins re-election in District 85 over Democrat Jim Carroll, Incumbent Democrat Matt Willhite defeats Republican Susan Kufdakis Rivera in District 86, Incumbent Democrat David Silvers wins his District 87 race over Republican Herb Sennett, former Lake Worth Beach City Commissioner Democrat Omari Hardy wins the race for District 88 over Republican Danielle Madsen and NPA candidate Rubin Anderson.
In the rematch for District 89, which went to recount two years ago...no need for one of those as Incumbent Republican Mike Caruso defeats Democrat Jim Bonfiglio by 11 percent, or more than 11 thousand votes. Caruso won by only 32 votes the first time around in 2018.
In District 90, Joe Casello defeats Republican Lydia Maldonado by a 19 percent margin and Incumbent Democrat Emily Slosberg wins her race for District 91 over Republican Sayd Hussein, 64 to 36 percent.
In the Palm Beach County Commission races, the incumbents win:
Mayor Dave Kerner in District 3 and Mack Bernard in District 7 fend off their challengers. Maria Marino had only a write-in candidate running against her and she won 96 percent of the vote. Marino, a former Palm Beach Gardens Mayor, will be the lone Republican on the county commission when she takes the District 1 seat, replacing Republican Hal Valeche, who is termed out.
In District 5, Democrat Maria Sachs, a former member of the state Legislature, wins election over Republican attorney David Shiner. That's the seat being vacated by Mary Lou Berger.
The one Palm Beach County judicial race sees the Incumbent the winner. Circuit Judge Jaimie Goodman holds off challenger Adam Myron in a run-off from the August primary.
In the Port of Palm Beach races:
Democrat Wayne Richards defeats a Write-In in Group 1, Democrat Katherine Waldron beats NPA Mike Whalen in Group 2 and Democrat Jean Enright wins Group 3 over Republican Roderick Clarke.
For Palm Beach Soil and Water Conservation District:
Group 2 - Anne Marie Sorrell over Audrey Friedrich
Group 3 - Jon Shaw, with 34 percent of the vote, leads 3 other candidates
Group 4 - Rob Long over Candace Rojas
Anne Gannon will remain the Palm Beach County Tax Collector. The Democrat defeated a challenge from NPA candidate Frank Ciatto.
Former State Representative Joe Abruzzo defeated a write-in candidate in the race for Clerk of Circuit Court in Palm Beach County.
The Florida Amendments -
Numbers 1, 2, 5 and 6 are passed.
The amendments needed 60 percent of the vote and Amendment Two, which would eventually raise the state's minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour, got 60 point 8 percent of the vote.
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