In Seminole County, winners and losers emerged after Tuesday’s primary elections in multiple contested county seats.
For Clerk of the Court, Grant Maloy won with 43 percent of the vote over his opponents Sammy Gibson with 27 percent and Michael McLean with 29 percent.
The race for Tax Collector was very close, with challenger Joel Greenberg beating incumbent Ray Valdes 52 percent to 47 percent.
Brenda Carey soared easily to re-election for County Commission District 5 with 81 percent of the vote. Her opponent, Francis Coleman Oliver, only received 19 percent.
Jesse Phillips won Republican State Committeeman with 56 percent of the vote to his opponent Thomas J. Martin‘s 44 percent. In the race for Republican State Committeewoman, Susan Dolan won with 45 percent of the vote, beating out opponents Kathryn Townsend and Cindy R. Cooper Youell.
Christina Sanchez won the 18th Judicial Circuit race with 42 percent of the vote against opponents, Steve Henderson and Bob Molettiere.