Byrd, Bean Win in Primary Elections
Incumbents now move to the general election in November.
State Representative Cord Byrd (R-11) and State Senator Aaron Bean (R-4) both had fairly easy wins in their primary election contests Tuesday.
Senator Bean cruised to an overwhelming victory over challenger Carlos Slay, who got only 12.6 percent of the vote. Representative Byrd, a resident of Neptune Beach defeated Joe Zimmerman by a 66 to 33 percent margin.
In the general election in November, Byrd will face off against Democrat Nathcelly Rohrbaugh, who had no primary opponent. Bean has two opponents in the general; Democrat Billee Bussard and Libertarian Joanna Tavares.
In the District 2 School Board race, Nick Howland was the top vote-getter with 31 percent of the vote. The second place finisher was Elizabeth Anderson, who got 22 percent. Howland and Anderson will face off in the general election November 6.
Also on the ballot for November are city council seats in Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach, as well as a dozen constitutional amendments. Early voting for the general election will begin October 22nd.