South Florida voters on Tuesday opted to send two new faces to the Florida House of Representatives.
Bobby DuBose, a Fort Lauderdale city commissioner, won the contest to represent House District 94 in central Broward County. He edged out fellow Democrat Levoyd Williams, a city commissioner in Lauderdale Lakes.
With 56 of 63 precincts reporting, DuBose had won about two-thirds of the vote.
Because there were no other candidates in the race, there will be no November election. DuBose replaces the termed-out Rep. Perry Thurston, D-Fort Lauderdale.
Another fresh face likely to be Tallahassee bound: Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs. Jacobs, a Pompano Beach resident and former Broward County mayor, easily defeated former state Rep. Steve Perman in the Democratic primary for House District 96.
Jacobs won 76 percent of the vote to Perman’s 24 percent.
Her only remaining opposition is write-in candidate Ronald Bray, a University of Miami graduate student who is not actively campaigning or raising money. No write-in candidate has ever been elected to the state legislature.
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