Hillsborough Election Results: Chronister, Other Incumbents Win Their Races
Here are the 2020 Hillsborough County election results.
Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren and Sheriff Chad Chronister appear to have both easily won re-election, according to unofficial results from the county Supervisor of Elections Office.
Warren, a Democrat, has earned 53 percent of the vote in his race against Republican opponent Mike Perotti, who is a lawyer for the sheriff’s office.
Chronister, a Republican, will likely defeat Democratic challenger Gary Pruitt for a second time with just under 55 percent of the vote. Independent candidate Ron McMullen also ran in that race.
Chronister told Spectrum Bay News 9 he thinks his policies have a broader appeal.
"I think it's not about just being tough on crime," Chronister said. "We can be tough when we need to, but it's about being smart on crime. Helping to rehabilitate individuals, focusing on mental health, drug addiction, hiring a workforce that's more reflective of the community we serve. I think there's a lot of reasons that we get this crossover bipartisan support because partisan politics has no role when it comes to keeping us and our relatives safe."
Meanwhile, Darryl Rouson won re-election in Florida Senate's District 19, while incumbent state representatives Mike Beltran, Lawrence McClure, Jackie Toledo and Susan Valdes will return to office.
Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer says results are not finalized until 12 days after the election.
Unofficial turnout figures for the county show 76.57 percent of registered voters participated in this election, several points higher than the 2016, 2012 and 2008 elections.
Vote-by-mail nearly doubled since 2016, while voting at the polls on election day went down.
Democrats voted more than Republicans and independents in Hillsborough overall, but the latter two groups turned out in higher numbers on Election Day.
Paylan, Christina (NPA)- 31.32%
Rouson, Darryl Ervin (DEM) *Incumbent- 68.68%
Boyd, Jim (REP)- 61.13%
Eldon, Anthony “Tony” DEM- 38.87%
State House Of Representatives
Beltran, Mike (REP) *Incumbent -- 54.48%
Hottenstein, Scott "Mr. H" (DEM) -- 45.52%
McClure, Lawrence (REP) *Incumbent -- 55.85%
Townsend Jr, Cleo L. "CL" (DEM) -- 44.15%
Learned, Andrew (DEM) -- 50.62%
Owen, Michael (REP) -- 49.38%
Jenkinds, Julie (DEM) -- 45.68%
Toledo, Jackie (REP) *Incumbent -- 54.32%
Rodriguez-Person, Laurie (NPA) -- 4.74%
Urbina Capo, Angel S. (REP) -- 37.75%
Valdes, Susan L. (DEM) *Incumbent -- 57.51%
Koster, Traci (REP)-- 55.13%
Harrington, Jessica (DEM)-- 44.87%
Hillsborough County Races
Warren, Andrew --53.31%
Perotti, Mike -- 46.69%
Hillsborough County Sheriff
Chad Chronister (REP) -- 54.87%
Gary Pruitt (DEM) -- 35.84%
Ron McMullen (NPA) -9.29%
County By County Results