These are the results of the Primary Election races that will appear on your General Election Ballot.
Florida is a closed primary state. This means that several of the races on the primary ballot will be to determine which candidate represents the Democratic or the Republican parties in the November 2018 election. In party primaries, you can only vote if you are a registered member of that party (in other words, Republicans can only vote in the Republican primary and Democrats can only vote in the Democratic primary). However, there are several nonpartisan races on the ballot where everyone can vote and, in some cases, these races will be decided in August 2018. Want to know about some of the candidates running for local positions? We've prepared a handy cheat sheet here.
Republican Primary in August
Governor Rick Scott (REP) will face Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson in November.
US Representative – District 16
Democratic Primary in August
David Shapiro (DEM) will face Republican incumbent Vern Buchanan in November.
US Representative – District 17
Greg Steube (REP)
April Freeman (DEM)
Ron DeSantis (REP)
Andrew Gillum (DEM)
Ashley Moody (REP)
Sean Shaw (DEM)
Matt Caldwell (REP)
Nicole "Nikki" Fried (DEM)
State House District 70
Wengay Newton (DEM), incumbent
Wengay Newton will be running unopposed in the November election.
State House District 72
Ray Pilon (REP) will face Democrat Margaret Good in November.
State House District 73 -
Tommy Gregory (REP) will face Democrat Liv Coleman in November.
State House District 74
James Vernon Buchanan (REP) will face Democrat Tony Mowry in November.
12 Circuit Court Judge
Open Primary - NONPARTISAN - Everyone can vote in the election.
Maria Ruhl has unseated Brian Iten.
Sarasota County Commissioner, District 2
Christian Ziegler (REP) will face Democrat Ruta Journiari in November.
(DEM) will face incumbent Alan Maio in the November general election.
Alan Maio (REP), incumbent
School Board – District 1
School Board – District 4
School Board - District 5