Election Live Blog

Marion finishes counting, goes red

By on November 6th, 2012

WUFT-FM's Nick Swain speaks with Marion County Commission District 3 winner Stan McClain.

More than 162,000 people, 72 percent of registered voters, cast ballots in Tuesday’s election. All precincts have reported results, and the following candidates appear to have won their races:

  • Republican Chris Blair had 72 percent of the vote in the sheriff race. Blair ran against Bernie DeCastro, a member of the Constitutional Party of Florida. DeCastro received 26 percent of the vote.
  • Republican George Tomyn had 58 percent of the vote for school superintendent. His opponent, Democrat Diana Greene, had 46 percent of the vote.
  • Republican Wesley Wilcox received 59 percent of the vote in the race for supervisor of elections. Democrat Judge Cochran had 41 percent of the vote.
  • Republican Earl Arnett had 55 percent of the vote for the commission district 5 seat. Jessica Hadley, a Democrat, had 45 percent of the vote.

Voters rejected the hospital referendum with 57 percent of the vote.


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