An incumbent held onto one state House of Representatives seat in Pasco County on Tuesday while term limits guaranteed someone new took the other.
Based on unofficial returns, incumbent Amanda Murphy, a Democrat, kept her District 36 seat in west Pasco, easily besting Republican challenger Chris Gregg, a business development specialist for American Health Associates Clinical Laboratories.
“I’m extremely excited,” Murphy said as she celebrated with supporters at the Boulevard Beef & Ale in downtown New Port Richey. “I am very relieved. It’s been a long year.”
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — Tuesday night's election shook up the Osceola County Commission when two incumbents were narrowly defeated.
For the first time, two women have been elected to the county commission.
Frank Atkinsson lost to Cheryl Grieb by a slim margin in the District 4 race. In District 2, Viviana Janer unseated longtime commissioner John Quinones by a 51 percent to 49 percent difference.
Janer also became Osceola's first Hispanic woman on the County Board of Commissioners.