Republicans sweep special election

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A trio of races held during a special election in the wake of John Thrasher's departure last year were sweep convincingly by Republicans Tuesday night.

Travis Hutson (R), who will now takeover the State Senate District 6 seat vacated by Thrasher, won handily over democratic challenger David Cox, 28,930 (70 percent) to 12,591 (30 percent).

"I would like to thank the voters for their unyielding support of my campaign and the values I represent during this special election," said Hutson. "As I have said many times on the campaign trail, I am passionate about our Northeast Florida community and I am humbled the voters have chosen me to represent the First Coast in the Florida Senate."

The State House District 17 race was won by even larger margin.

Cyndi Stevenson (R) grabbed 78 percent of the votes (11,186) while Judy Stevens (I) managed only 22 percent (3,198).

Republican Paul Renner (67 percent) also had a comfortable win over Democratic challenger Adam Morley (33 percent).

"Voters made it very clear that what they want in Tallahassee is a real conservative leader and I am humbled to have been elected tonight to serve as their voice," said Renner.


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