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Republicans Travis Hutson and Paul Renner. (Courtesy photos.)
Palm Coast Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2015 3 years ago

Republicans Hutson, Renner win Senate, House seats

by: Jonathan Simmons News Editor

Republicans Paul Renner and Travis Hutson have beaten Democratic rivals Adam Morley and David Cox for the House District 24 and Senate District 6 seats in the April 7 special election.

As of 9:10 p.m. on election night, Hutson had bested Cox 69.68% to 30.32% in the Senate District 6 race with all precincts in Flagler, Putnam, Volusia and St. Johns County reporting. Renner beat Morley 67.01% to 32.99% overall in the House District 24 race. Hutson got 28,930 votes overall to Cox’s 12,591,and Renner got 10,421 votes overall to Morley’s 5,130.

In Flagler County, Hutson took 67.2% of the vote — 5,841 ballots cast — to Cox’s 32.8% and 2,850 ballots for the Senate District 6 race. Renner took 67% of the vote for the House District 24 seat — 5,828 ballots cast — to Morley’s 33% and 2,868 ballots cast in the House District 24 race.

Of Flagler County’s 73,161 eligible voters, just 8,756, or 11.97%, voted in the special election. Voter turnout was 9.87% in Volusia County, 14.94% in Putnam County and 11.51% in St. Johns County.


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