In Flagler County, all precincts are in, including absentee ballots and early voting. John Fischer, has won the school board seat being vacated by Evie Shellenberger, defeating Raven Sword with a 58-42 margin.
The continuation of the 25-mill school tax is approved, with 61 percent approval, which should boost the school board’s confidence.
Amendment 4, the most closely watched of the amendments on this year’s ballot, is going down to defeat, easily, with 67 percent of Floridians rejecting the amendment.
But while 55 percent of Floridians (and 56 percent of Flagler voters) want to see the class-size amendment amended, and made more flexible, that won’t be enough to pass that amendment. It needed a 60 percent majority.
The 60 percent threshold looks secure for two redistricting amendments designed to reduce the influence of political gerrymandering when legislators draw up new legislative and congressional districts every 10 years. Those two amendments are passing with just enough margin.
The closest race of the evening was between Scott DuPont and Don Holmes in Group 10 of the circuit court seat in the 7th Judicial Circuit. But by 9:30 p.m., DuPont was holding a 2-percent margin over Holmes. In the Group 5 race, which is the Flagler County seat (to replace Judge Kim C. Hammond), Dennis Craig is the winner, defeating Joe Horrox, the race’s top spender, with 57 percent of the vote.
In other races, Republican Bill Proctor easily won his third term in the Florida House of Representatives, defeating Democrat Doug Courtney with 65 percent of the vote.
The GOP’s John Mica defeats Heather Beaven to win his 10th term in the U.S. Congress. Mica won nearly two-thirds of the vote in Flagler, which is Beaven’s home county. Republican John Thrasher appears headed top victory over Deborah Gianoulis in the Florida Senate race for District 8.
Amendment 4 is going down to easy defeat across Florida, and Alex Sink is behind. She did poorly in Flagler, a county she needed to keep at least close if she were to carry the state. The GOP’s Marco Rubio, as expected, has won the U.S. Senate seat, handing Charlie Crist the biggest defeat of his career. Rubio appears to have crossed the plurality threshold into majority territory, with more than 50 percent of the vote. He’ll be no minority senator.
That does it for us tonight. Catch FlaglerLive’s Pierre Tristam on WNZF Wednesday morning at 9:15, on David Ayers’ Open Lines, for a recap of local and national races.
Note: the following results are for Flagler and Florida.
The Florida Constitutional Amendments: Need 60% for Approval
|Amendments and Referendum||% Yes||% No||Yes Votes||No Votes|
|School Board Referendum|
Repeal of public campaign financing requirement
|53% (54.96%)||47% (45.04%)||1,720,861 (16,847)||1,528,751 (13,805)|
|No. 2: Homestead ad valorem tax credit for deployed military personnel||78% (82.63%)||22% (17.37%)||2,476,375 (26,407)||682,781 (5,553)|
Referenda required for adoption and amendment of local government comprehensive land use plans
|33% (34.65%)||67% (65.35%)||1,113,112 (11,121)||2,237,701 (20,971)|
Standards for legislature to follow in legislative redistricting
|62% (61.40%)||38% (38.60%)||1,948,252 (19,323)||(1,195,582 (12,150)|
Standards for legislature to follow in congressional redistricting
|62% (61.98%)||38% (38.02%)||2,054,518 (19,501)||1,260,639 (11,961)|
Revision of the class size requirements for public schools
|56% (56.65%)||44% (43.35%)||1,756,455 (17,830)||1,391,458 (13,642)|
|Amendments need 60% majority or more to pass.|
2010 General Election: Final Results
|Overall vote in Florida||Overall Percentage|
|Peter Allen (IDP)||910||2.72%||89,714||2.43%|
|Michael Arth (NPA)||91||.27%||13,525||.37%|
|Farid Khavari (NPA)||49||.15%||5,111||.14%|
|C.C. Reed (NPA)||91||.27%||13,842||.38%|
|Daniel Imperato (NPA)||113||.34%||9,883||.27%|
|Rick Scott (Rep)||17702||52.91%||1,882,105||51.06%|
|Alex Sink (Dem)||14420||43.10%||1,671,977||45.36%|
|Candidates for U.S. Senate|
|Lewis Jerome Armstrong (NPA)||25||.07%||3,098||.08%|
|Sue Askeland NPA)||97||.29%||11,310||.3%|
|Bobbie Bean (NPA)||17||.05%||3,182||.09%|
|Charlie Christ (NPA)||8,963||26.58%||1,069,782||28.73%|
|Bernie DeCastro (CPF)||34||.10%||3,518||.09%|
|Kendrick B. Meek (Dem)||6,757||20.04%||707,967||19.01%|
|Bruce Ray Riggs (NPA)||26||.08%||2,605||.07%|
|Marco Rubio (Rep)||17,611||52.23%||1,900,131||51.02%|
|Alexander Andrew Snitker (LBT)||133||.39%||17,350||.47%|
|Rick Tyler (NPA)||31||.09%||5,235||.14%|
|US Representative, District 7|
|Heather Beaven (Dem)||11,637||35.64%||71,160||32%|
|John L. Mica (Rep)||21,014||64.36%||151,433||68%|
|School Board Member, District 5|
|7th Circuit Court, Group 5|
|7th Circuit Court, Group 10|
|Candidates for State Senate, Dist. 8|
|Deborah Gianoulis (Dem)||13,328||43.02%||57,096||40%|
|John Thrasher (Rep)||17,585||56.76%||84,162||60%|
|Candidates for State Representative, Dist. 20|
|Doug Courtney (Dem)||11930||40.18%||19,206||35%|
|Bill Proctor (Rep)||17764||59.82%||35,690||65%|
|Candidates for State Representative, Dist. 26|
|Fred Costello (Rep)||1536||65.22%||31,225||60%|
|Tim Huth (Dem)||819||34.78%||20,760||40%|
|Pam Bondi (Rep)||18886||57.37%||2,129,131||57%|
|Dan Gelber (Dem)||12734||38.68%||1,455,010||39%|
|Jim Lewis (NPA)||1301||3.95%||143,177||4%|
|Chief Financial Officer|
|Jeff Attwater (Rep)||18647||57.50%||2,179,175||59%|
|Lorrane Ausley (Dem)||12026||37.08%||1,342,881||37%|
|Ken Mazzie (NPA)||1205||3.72%||61,276||2%|
|Tom Stearns (NPA)||554||1.71%||82,189||2%|
|Commissioner of Agriculture|
|Adam Putnam (Rep)||18267||55.85%||2,145,407||58%|
|Scott Maddox (Dem)||12103||37.00%||1,318,597||36%|
|Ira Chester (Tea)||1672||5.11%||152,214||4%|
|Thad Hamilton (NPA)||668||2.04%||75,049||2%|
|Grand Haven Community, Board Member, Seat 1|
|Grand Haven Community, Board Member, Seat 5|
|John Gary Noble||382||24.36%|