Tampa Chamber Announces 2014 Political Hob Nob Results

Close to 500 attendees had an opportunity to cast their ballot at the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Political Hob Nob held this evening at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, including 44 candidates for office. The event was sponsored by AAA Auto Club Group, Adams and Reese LLP, Tampa General Hospital and Tucker Hall, media sponsor Tampa Bay Times and venue sponsor Tampa Bay Times Forum.

A straw poll vote was conducted by the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections office. Attendees could vote at computer stations or on their smartphones using a personalized code.  The results are as follows, including only those candidates who received votes:

United States Representative District 15

Name Party Votes
Dennis A. Ross Republican 174 (73.42%)
Alan M Cohn Democrat 63 (26.58%)
Total Votes: 237

United States Representative District 17

Name Party Votes
Tom Rooney Republican 169 (73.8%)
Will Bronson Democrat 60 (26.2%)
Total Votes: 229

Governor

Name Party Votes
Rick Scott Republican 150 (60.73%)
Charlie Crist Democrat 68 (27.53%)
Nan H. Rich Democrat 13 (5.26%)
Adrian Wyllie Libertarian Party of Florida 9 (3.64%)
Yinka Abosede Adeshina Republican 5 (2.02%)
Elizabeth Cuevas-Neunder Republican 2 (0.81%)
Total Votes: 247

Attorney General

Name Party Votes
Pam Bondi Republican 172 (71.67%)
George Sheldon Democrat 50 (20.83%)
Perry E. Thurston Democrat 13 (5.42%)
Bill Wohlsifer Libertarian Party of Florida 5 (2.08%)
Total Votes: 240

Chief Financial Officer

Name Party Votes
Jeff Atwater Republican 180 (76.6%)
William “Will” Rankin Democrat 55 (23.4%)
Total Votes: 235

Commissioner of Agriculture

Name Party Votes
Adam Putnam Republican 195 (82.63%)
Thaddeus Thad Hamilton Democrat 41 (17.37%)
Total Votes: 236

State Senator District 22

Name Party Votes
Jeff Brandes Republican 166 (72.81%)
Judithanne McLauchlan Democrat 62 (27.19%)
Total Votes: 228

State Representative District 59

Name Party Votes
Ross Spano Republican 176 (75.21%)
Donna Lee Fore Democrat 58 (24.79%)
Total Votes: 234

State Representative District 61

Name Party Votes
Edwin “Ed” Narain Democrat 82 (47.4%)
Sean Shaw Democrat 53 (30.64%)
Sharon Carter Democrat 20 (11.56%)
Tatiana M. Denson Democrat 18 (10.4%)
Total Votes: 173

State Representative District 63

Name Party Votes
Shawn Harrison Republican 146 (66.36%)
Mark Danish Democrat 74 (33.64%)
Total Votes: 220

State Representative District 64

Name Party Votes
James Grant Republican 131 (65.17%)
Miriam Steinberg Republican 70 (34.83%)
Total Votes: 201

State Representative District 70

Name Party Votes
Darryl E. Rouson Democrat 105 (58.33%)
Philip Garrett No Party Affiliation 75 (41.67%)
Total Votes: 180

Board of County Commissioners District 2

Name Party Votes
Victor Crist Republican 178 (76.72%)
Elizabeth Belcher Democrat 54 (23.28%)
Total Votes: 232

Board of County Commissioners District 4

Name Party Votes
Rick Cochran Republican 88 (40.37%)
Janet Dougherty Republican 65 (29.82%)
Stacy White Republican 65 (29.82%)
Total Votes: 218

Board of County Commissioners District 7

Name Party Votes
Al Higginbotham Republican 115 (47.52%)
Tim Schock Republican 58 (23.97%)
Mark Nash Democrat 30 (12.4%)
Patricia ‘Pat’ Kemp Democrat 21 (8.68%)
Robin A. Lester Republican 11 (4.55%)
Don Kruse Republican 7 (2.89%)
Total Votes: 242

Circuit Judge, 13th Judicial Circuit Group 8

Name Party Votes
Barbara Twine Thomas n/a 123 (49%)
Carl C. Hinson n/a 74 (29.48%)
John Dingfelder n/a 54 (21.51%)
Total Votes: 251

Circuit Judge, 13th Judicial Circuit Group 19

Name Party Votes
Michael Scionti n/a 195 (84.05%)
Michael John Brannigan n/a 37 (15.95%)
Total Votes: 232

Circuit Judge, 13th Judicial Circuit Group 20

Name Party Votes
Laura Ward n/a 152 (69.09%)
Karen Stanley n/a 68 (30.91%)
Total Votes: 220

Circuit Judge, 13th Judicial Circuit Group 34

Name Party Votes
Robert Bauman n/a 142 (60.17%)
Melissa “Missy” Polo n/a 69 (29.24%)
Constance Daniels n/a 25 (10.59%)
Total Votes: 236

County Court Judge Group 12

Name Party Votes
Chris Nash n/a 149 (73.76%)
Norman S. Cannella n/a 53 (26.24%)
Total Votes: 202

School Board Member District 2

Name Party Votes
Michelle Popp Shimberg n/a 118 (60.82%)
Sally A Harris n/a 40 (20.62%)
Michael Weston n/a 36 (18.56%)
Total Votes: 194

School Board Member District 4

Name Party Votes
Melissa Snively n/a 107 (51.94%)
Terry Kemple n/a 70 (33.98%)
Dee Prether n/a 29 (14.08%)
Total Votes: 206

School Board Member District 6

Name Party Votes
Dipa Shah n/a 101 (41.91%)
Dr. Stacy Hahn n/a 41 (17.01%)
April Griffin n/a 39 (16.18%)
Paula Meckley n/a 36 (14.94%)
Lee Sierra n/a 14 (5.81%)
Randy Toler n/a 7 (2.9%)
Alison McGillivray Fernandez n/a 3 (1.24%)
Asher D. Edelson n/a 0 (0%)
Total Votes: 241

 

 

 

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