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

Polk Election Results: Republican Franklin Tops Cohn For Spano's Seat

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Scott Franklin

Here are the 2020 Polk County election results.

Republican Scott Franklin has won Florida Rep. Ross Spano's seat in the U.S. House.

Franklin defeated Democrat Alan Cohn in Tuesday's election, ensuring that Spano's seat stays in Republican hands.

Franklin defeated Spano in the Republican primary.

Spano was dogged by ethics investigations over alleged campaign finance violations.

Franklin decided to challenge Spano in the August primary, fearing that the cloud over him might make the seat vulnerable.

Franklin is a Lakeland city commissioner, former Navy pilot and small-business owner. Cohn is a former television journalist.

The district runs from just east of Tampa to just west of Orlando.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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State House of Representatives

District 39

Cause, Chris (DEM) — 37.58

Tomkow, Josie (REP) *Incumbent — 62.42

District 40

Barrow, Jan (DEM) -- 39.58%

Burton, Colleen (REP) *Incumbent -- 57.00%

Michie, Emily (NPA) -- 3.42%

District 41

Killebrew, Sam (REP) *Incumbent -- 53.55%

West, Jared (DEM) -- 46.45%

District 42

Cady, Barbara Ann (DEM) — 46.67%

Hawkins, Fred (REP) — 46.4%

Sanchez, Leroy (NPA) — 6.93%

District 56

Bell, Melony (REP) *Incumbent — 67.29%

Davis, James (DEM) — 32.71%

County By County Results

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