2018 Primary Results

Posted By: Courtney Barnard Advocacy News ,

The polls are closed for the 2018 primary and many APAC supported candidates will be on the ballot in the November election. Out of 40 supported candidates, 37 won their seats and will continue campaigning. 

Below are the candidates APAC supported in primary races. Winners are in bold. 


Florida Governor's Race

Ron DeSantis (R) 

Gwen Graham (D)


Florida Senate

Aaron Bean (R-4)

Tom Lee (R-20)

Daphne Campbell (D-38)


No Party Opposition in Primary (will have opponent in general election)

George Gainer (R-2)

Audrey Gibson (D-6)

Wilton Simpson (R-10)

Dennis Baxley (R-12)

Dorothy Hukill (R-14)

Dan Young (R-18)

Kelli Stargel (R-22)

Joe Gruters (R-23)

Jeff Brandes (R-24)

Kathleen Passidomo (R-28)

Manny Diaz (R-36)

Annette Taddeo (D-40)


Florida House 

Kimberly Daniel (D-14)

James Grant (R-64)

James Buchanan (R-74)

David Silvers (D-87)

Jared Moskowitz (D-97)

Vance Aloupis (R-115)

Daniel Perez (R- 116)


No Party Opposition in Primary (will have opponent in general election)

Clay Yarborough (R-12)

Blaise Ingoglia (R-35)

Anna Eskamani (D-47)

Randy Fine (R-53)

Ray Rodrigues (R-76)

Dane Eagle (R-77)

Heather Fitzenhagen (R-78)

Mary Lynn Magar (R-82)

Chip LaMarca (R-93)

Jose Oliva (R-110)

Nick Duran (D-112)


Uncontested House Primaries(facing no opponent in general election)

Kamia Brown (D-45)


Local Races 

Jerry Demings, Orange County Mayor

Victoria Siplin Orange County Commission District 6

Mayra Uribe Orange County Commission District 3 

Joe Durso, Seminole County School Board

Derek Ryan, Orange County Soil and Water 


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