Florida primary election results for Suwannee, Madison, Hamilton and Columbia Counties
– Durrett elected Third Circuit State Attorney – Gamble elected Suwannee County Appraiser
Ricky Gamble, Suwannee County Property Appraiser
By Tami Stevenson
Election results from the August 18, 2020 primary election, as of presstime, according to local and state unofficial results:
According to unofficial Florida Election Watch results:
Third Circuit State Attorney - John F. Durrett won by nearly 10 percentage points beating Tina Seifert.
John F. Durrett - State Attorney, 3rd Judicial Circuit
State Senator, District 3 - Marva Harris Preston won over Benjamin Aleander Thaddeus John Horbowy by nearly 60 percentage points
State Senator, District 5 - Jennifer Bradley won over Jason Holifield by nearly 20 percentage points.
Representative in Congress D-5 - Republican Gary Adler won over Roger Wagoner with about 4 percentage points. Democrat Congressional Incumbent Al Lawson won over his other two contenders taking 55.57 percentage of the vote.
State Representative D-7 - Tyan Douglas Terrell (DEM) won over Taymour Khan (DEM) by a wide margin.
LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS BY COUNTY
SUWANNEE: 37.29% Voter Turnout
Ricky Gamble won the Property Appraiser race taking 46.95 percent of the votes beating out two other opponents.
Suwannee Commissioner D-1: Don Hale, Jr. won over Brooks Carroll by nearly 48 percentage points.
Suwannee Commissioner D-3: Travis Land won over two other opponents, taking 55.41 percent of the vote.
Suwannee Commissioner D-5: Franklin White won over Ronnie Richardson by over 24 percentage points.
Suwannee School Board D-2: Monica Ford-Davis beat out three other opponents by taking 33.65 percent of the vote in her district.
MADISON: 37.16% Voter Turnout
In the race for Madison County Sheriff, Chris Cooks won over David M. Paulk by nearly 50 percentage points over Paulk.
Madison County Commissioner D-3: Ronnie L. Moore won over Craig Anderson by over 17 percentage points.
Madison School Board D-4: Frankie Carroll won over two other opponents by a good margin.
HAMILTON: 41.31% Voter Turnout
The race for Hamilton County Sheriff was won by Incumbent J. Harrell Reid by nearly 48 percentage points over Steve Livingston.
Hamilton County Commissioner D-1: James Murphy narrowly beat Beth Burnam.
Hamilton County Commissioner D-3: Robert Earl Brown won over Calvin Paul.
Hamilton School Board D-3: Saul Speights won over Jeanie L. Daniels by a wide margin.
COLUMBIA: 32.07% Voter Turnout
Kyle Keen beat out his other two opponents for Columbia County Tax Collector taking 59.66 percent of the votes.
Columbia County Commissioner D-1 - Incumbent Ronald Williams won over Kyle Green by over 23 percentage points.
Columbia County Commissioner D-3 - was a close race. Four candidates were competing. Robert Hollingsworth narrowly beat “Bucky” Nash by less than 2 percentage points.
Columbia County Commissioner D-5 - Tim Murphy beat Brandon Beil with just over 9 percentage points.
School Board D4 - Keith Hudson won over Michael Jenkins with a wide margin.
Lake City Council D-12 - Jake Hill, Jr. narrowly beat Noah Walker by 4 percentage points.
Lake City Council D-13 - C. Todd Sampson won over two other candidates, taking 44.55 percent of the votes.
Republican State CommitteeMan - A very close race with Roger J. Busscher taking 50.42 percent of the votes and Koby Adams taking 49.58 percent. Less than one percentage point apart.
Republican State CommitteeWoman - Another close race with Kimi D. Roberts beating Dixie Donovan by just over 4 percentage points.