Florida Primary Election Results for Governor, Congress, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The 2018 Florida primary election produced historic first for African Americans in the race for Governor and Orange County Mayor. Andrew Gillum becomes the first African-American gubernatorial nominee in the state and Sheriff Jerry Deming elected as the first African American Mayor of Orange County.

Florida Primary Results:


Democratic Primary: Andrew Gillum declared winner by the Associated Press
Andrew Gillum – 33.75 percent
Gwen Graham – 31.59 percent
Jeff Greene – 10.21 percent
Chris King – 2.53 percent
Philip Levine – 20.36 percent
Alex Lundmark – 0.58 percent
John Wetherbee – 0.97 percent

Republican Primary: Ron DeSantis declared winner by the Associated press
Don Baldauf – 0.81 percent
Ron DeSantis – 56.31 percent
Timothy Devine – 1.32 percent
Bob Langford – 1.23 percent
Joseph John Mercadante – 0.71 percent
Bruce Nathan – 0.89 percent
Adam Putnam – 36.66 percent
Bob White – 2.02 percent


Democratic Primary
Sean Shaw – 73.55 percent

Ryan Torrens – 26.45 percent

Republican Primary
Ashley Moody – 56.74 percent
Frank White – 43.26 percent


Democratic Primary
Nikki Fried – 58.44 percent
Jeffrey Porter – 15.95 percent
Roy Walker – 25.61 percent

Republican Primary
Matt Caldwell – 34.49 percent
Denise Grimsley – 26.63 percent
Mike McCalister – 12.7 percent
Baxter Troutman – 26.18 percent


Democratic Primary: Bill Nelson, uncontested
Bill Nelson (incumbent) – uncontested

Republican Primary
Roque De La Fuente – 11.37 percent
Rick Scott – 88.63 percent


District 6 – Democratic Primary
Stephen Sevigny – 21.82 percent
Nancy Soderberg – 55.56 percent
John Upchurch – 22.62 percent

District 6 – Republican Primary
Fred Costello – 27.16 percent
Michael Waltz – 42.42 percent
John Ward – 30.42 percent

District 7 – Democratic Primary
Stephanie Murphy (incumbent) – 83.22 percent
Chardo Richardson – 13.78 percent

District 7 – Republican Primary
Vennia Francois – 15.72 percent
Mike Miller – 53.87 percent
Scott Sturgill – 30.41 percent

District 8 – Democratic Primary
Sanjay Patel – unconstested

District 8 – Republican Primary
Bill Posey (incumbent) – uncontested

District 9 – Democratic Primary
Darren Soto (incumbent) – 66.36 percent
Alan Grayson – 33.64 percent

District 9 – Republican Primary
Wayne Liebnitzky – uncontested

District 10 – Democratic Primary
Val Demings (incumbent) – 74.96 percent
Wade Darius – 25.04 percent

District 11 – Democratic Primary
Dana Cottrell – unconstested
District 11 – Republican Primary
Daniel Webster (incumbent) – uncontested


Orange County:

Pete Clarke – 22.01 percent
Jerry L. Demings – 61.60 percent
Rob Panepinto – 16.40 percent

County Commission District 2
Fred Brummer – 23.57 percent
Mark Byrd – 17.86 percent
Christine Moore – 28.48 percent
Patricia Rumph – 30.09 percent

County Commission District 3
Pete Crotty – 22.35 percent
Bobby Lance – 20.69 percent
Bill Moore – 8.13 percent
Eric Rollings – 17.46 percent
Mayra Uribe – 28.25 percent
Randy Whiting – 3.12 percent

County Commission District 4
Kevin Ballinger – 16.18 percent
Maribel Gomez Cordero – 21.23 percent
Susan Makowski – 35.00 percent
Gina Perez-Calhoun – 7.77 percent
Nicolette Springer – 19.83 percent

County Commission District 6
Robin Denise Harris – 24.8 percent
Victoria Siplin – 74.67 percent
Write-In – 0.53 percent

School Board Chair
Robert Allen Prater – 5.33 percent
Nancy Robbinson – 25.73 percent
Matthew J. Fitzpatrick – 16.69 percent
Teresa Jacobs – 52.25 percent

School Board District 1
Angie Gallo – 49.99 percent
Terry Rooth – 18.74 percent
Heather Traynham – 31.28 percent

School Board District 2
Sara Au – 19.81 percent
Jacqueline Centeno – 9.94 percent
David Grimm – 20.66 percent
Chadwick Hardee – 10.41 percent
Johanna Lopez – 34.36 percent
Eric S. “Lighthouse” Martin – 4.81 percent

School Board District 3
Michael Daniels – 32.56 percent
Linda Kobert – 67.44 percent

School Board District 6
Karen Castor Dentel – 51.9 percent
Patricia Fox – 35.14 percent
Charlene Roberts Norato – 12.96 percent

School Board District 7
Chan-Denise Budhoo – 22.52 percent
Melissa Mitchell Byrd – 45.34 percent
Jeffery Lynn Richardson – 9.17 percent
Eric Schwalbach – 22.96 percent

School Board Ad Valorem Millage Renewal
Yes – 83.55 percent
No – 16.45 percent

Seminole County:

County Commission District 2
Republicans Only
Don Menzel – 40.89 percent
Jay Zembower – 59.11 percent

County Commission District 4
Republicans Only
Joe Durso – 41.77 percent
Amy Lockhart – 58.23 percent

School Board District 1
Fanny Benites – 7.99 percent
Kristine Kraus – 33.26 percent
Cade Resnick – 25.01 percent
Alan Youngblood – 33.74 percent

School Board District 4
Bobby Agagnina – 20.41 percent
Amy Pennock – 52.48 percent
Geri Wright – 27.11 percent

City of Sanford MAYOR
Pasha Baker – 23.21 percent
Nancy A. Groves – 13.83 percent
Victoria Robinson – 13.93 percent
Jeff Triplett – 49.03 percent

Osceola County:

County Commission District 2
Democrats Only
Rolando S. Banasco – 5.37 percent
Viviana Janer – 60.38 percent
Janette Martinez – 34.25 percent

• County Commission District 4
Democrats Only
Wilfredo Fonseca – 25.85 percent
Will Gonzalez Jr – 14.15 percent
Cheryl Grieb – 60 percent

School Board District 1
Teresa Castillo – 52.81 percent
Shel Hart – 47.19 percent

City of Kissimmee Commission Seat 2
Reginald Hardee – 18.82 percent
Steven Mullis – 15.74 percent
Felix Ortiz – 45.86 percent
Horng “Andrew” Jeng – 19.59 percent

City of Kissimmee Commission Seat 4
Jim Fisher – 50.38 percent
Lisandra Roman – 49.62 percent


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