Bullard Wins Their State Races

BY JOHN DeSANTIS Citizen Staff

Thursday, November 8, 2012

With the election night dust now settled, Florida Keys residents find themselves represented in the state Senate by a Democratic veteran and in the House by a Republican newcomer.

Both Sen.-elect Dwight Bullard and Rep.-elect Holly Raschein say their highest priorities in Tallahassee will involve attacking high windstorm insurance rates and methods of dealing with stormwater issues familiar to people living and working in the Keys.

Bullard, a state legislator who sought the 39thDistrict Senate seat, trounced Republican challenger Scott Hopes in Tuesday’s election, drawing more than 70 percent of the vote.

Out of 142,733 votes cast, 100,370 went to Bullard while 42,363 went to Hopes.

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