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What you need to know about the 2020 elections across the greater Tampa Bay region.

Pinellas Election Results: Gualtieri, Crist Win Re-Election

Pinellas County Sheriff  Bob Gualtieri
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

Here are the 2020 Pinellas County election results.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist has won re-election to Congress for a third term.

Crist defeated Republican Anna Paulina Luna, who was seeking office for the first time.

A longtime fixture in Florida politics, Crist served as a state legislator, education commissioner and attorney general before being elected governor of the country's third-most populous state in 2006.

Crist was a Republican until his final year as governor, but left the party in 2010 as an independent before becoming a Democrat in 2012.

He told Spectrum Bay News 9 that he's looking forward to another term.

"No. 1, I'm just grateful," he said. "Public service I think is a calling. It's something I've done for a long time, and I'm honored to have the opportunity to do it some more."

In another key race, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, a Republican, won re-election against Democratic contender Eliseo Santana with 62% of the vote.

Gualtieri told Spectrum Bay News 9 that the win is an affirmation of the work that his agency has done over the past nine years.

"The men and women of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office work hard every day," Gualtieri said. "So I'm thrilled for all of us that we can continue to accomplish the things we have, reduced crime. What we're doing is working so I'm absolutely thrilled about it."

Santana was a longtime employee of the sheriff's office who received a lot of support from the local Democratic party.

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State Senate

District 19

Paylan, Christina (NPA) 31.32%
Rouson, Darryl Ervin (DEM) *Incumbent 68.68%

State House of Representatives

District 64

Koster, Traci (REP) 54.13%
Harrington, Jessica (DEM) 45.87%

District 65

Johnson, Kelly (DEM) 38.85%
Sprowls, Chris (REP) *Incumbent61.15%

District 66

DiCeglie, Nick (REP) *Incumbent 58.69%
Plantamura, Patricia M. (DEM) 41.31%

District 67

Douglas, Dawn (DEM) 42.93%
Latvala, Chris (REP) *Incumbent 57.07%

District 68

Diamond, Ben (DEM) *Incumbent 53.84%
Tito, Matt (REP) 46.16%

District 69

Chaney, Linda (REP) 52.46%
Webb, Jennifer N. (DEM) *Incumbent 47.54%

Pinellas County Races

Pinellas County Sheriff

Bob Gualtieri (REP) *Incumbent62.56
Eliseo Santana (DEM)37.44

County By County Results

Pasco | Hillsborough | Manatee | Sarasota | Pinellas | Polk | Hernando | Citrus | Sumter | Highlands | DeSoto | Charlotte | Hardee