Florida’s Elections: A First Look at the Results

Florida Elections a first look at the results

The results are in. Statewide, and especially in Collier County, voter turnout was high: over 52 percent and nearly 65 percent, respectively.

Here are the highlights, and where to find complete election results.

In Federal and State Races

In federal and state races up and down the ballot, Republicans won handily.

  • U.S. Senate: Marco Rubio received 58 percent of the vote.
  • Congress District 19: Byron Donalds received 68 percent of the vote.
  • Congress District 26: Mario Diaz-Balart received 71 percent of the vote.
  • Governor: Ron DeSantis received 60 percent of the vote.

All three proposed amendments to the state constitution received more 50 percent of the vote, but none had the 60 percent needed to pass.

To see how Florida voted in all races on the ballot, click here:


In Local Races

For Collier County Commissioner representing District 2, Republican Chris Hall received 70 percent of the vote.

All other local partisan elections were decided in the August primaries.

In the nonpartisan School Board races, the candidates endorsed by the Christian Conservative Coalition and the Collier County Republican Executive Committee, headed by local grocer Alfie Oakes, defeated the three incumbents.

  • District 1: Jerry Rutherford beat Jory Westberry by 31 percentage points.
  • District 3: Kelly Lichter beat Jen Mitchell by 16 points.
  • District 5: Timothy Moshier beat Roy Terry by 21 points.

In the nonpartisan election for three seats on the Marco Island City Council, the top vote-getters were incumbents Erik Brechnitz and Greg Folley and newcomer Darrin Palumbo.

For the nonpartisan Collier Mosquito Control Commission, the winners were Sandra Lee Buxton and Ed Brandt.

For the Greater Naples Fire Rescue Commission, the winners were Mark Cherney, Brian Cross, and Patrick Dearborn.

For the North Collier Fire Control and Rescue Commission, the winners were Christopher Lee Crossan and Jim Burke.

For how Collier County voted on all the races on the ballot, click here:


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