Local Election Winners: Donalds, Passidomo, McDaniel
Published on Wednesday, 31 August 2016 01:33
Matt Hudson, who was popular in Ave Maria as a state representative because of his frequent visits to the town, lost his bid to move up to the state senate Tuesday, losing to Kathleen Passidomo by a 60-40 margin. Mr. Hudson was term limited in the house. Ms. Passidomo could have served two more years in the house but chose to run for the senate when Garret Richter's seat became vacant.
Replacing Mr. Hudson as the state rep for District 80 will be Byron Donalds (right), who is also popular in Ave Maria, where he carried more than 75 percent of the vote. Mr. Donalds is virtually assured of winning in November, facing only nominal opposition from a write-in candidate.
Bill McDaniel won the Republican primary for Ave Maria's Collier County Commission District 5 seat currently held by Tim Nance, who is not running. Mr. McDaniel will face Democrat Tamara Paquette in November.
In county-wide races, Dwight Brock won a seventh term as Clerk of the Courts, crushing Georgia Hiller with almost 70 percent of the vote. Stephanie Lucarelli and Erick Carter won seats on the Collier school board.
Click here for full results from the Collier supervisor of elections. For each race, to see how candidates did in Ave Maria, drill down to Precinct 593.