Unofficial election results for August 23 Primary


ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – With all precincts reporting and mail-in ballots partially reporting, here are the unofficial election results from the August 23 Primary Election:

Alachua County Commission District 2 Democratic Primary

Charlie Ray Jackson – 27.34%
Marihelen H. Wheeler – 72.66%

Alachua County School Board District 1 (Nonpartisan)

Tina Certain – 60.56%
Daniel Fisher – 39.44%

Alachua County School Board District 2 (Nonpartisan)

Diyonne L. McGraw – 56.97%
Mildred Russell – 43.03%

Alachua County School Board District 3 (Nonpartisan)

Ray Holt – 41.54%
Sarah Rockwell – 58.46%

Alachua County School Board District 5 (Nonpartisan)

Kay G. Abbitt – 54.05%
Prescott Cowles – 45.95%

City of Gainesville Mayor At-Large (Nonpartisan)

David Arreola – 15.37%
Ed Bielarski – 26.44%
Ansaun J. Fisher – 2.13%
Gary Gordon – 14.44%
Gabriel Hillel – 1.29%
Adam Rosenthal – 1.12%
Donald E. Shepherd Sr. – 1.19%
July Thomas – 10.06%
Harvey Ward, Jr. – 27.95%

A run-off election between Bielarski and Ward will be on the November 8 ballot.

City of Gainesville Commission, District 2 (Nonpartisan)

Jo Lee Beaty – 18.04%
Ed Book – 39.77%
James Ingle – 27.25%
Michael Raburn – 14.95%

A run-off election between Book and Ingle will be on the November 8 ballot.

City of Gainesville Commission, District 3 (Nonpartisan)

Dejeon Lamar Cain – 35.63%
Patrick O. Ingle – 15.30%
Casey Willits – 49.06%

A run-off election between Cain and Willits will be on the November 8 ballot.

City of Gainesville Commission, District 4 (Nonpartisan)

Bryan Eastman – 53.12%
Christian Newman – 46.88%

Circuit Judge, 8th Judicial Circuit, Group 12

Sean Brewer – 37.53%
AuBroncee Starlin Martin – 25.45%
Nathan A. Skop – 17.08%
Dan Weisman – 19.95%

A run-off election between Brewer and Martin will be on the November 8 ballot.

State Representative

District 22 Republican Primary

Ty Appiah – 28.92%
Chuck Clemons – 71.08%

District 22 Democratic Primary

Olysha Magruder – 48.37%
Brandon Peters – 51.63%

U.S. Representative, District 3 Republican Primary

Kat Cammack – 85.17%
Justin Waters – 14.83%

U.S. Representative, District 3 Democratic Primary

Danielle Hawk – 67.63%
Tom Wells – 32.37%

  • I hope Phys Ed will remain an important part of the educational curriculum. Looking at the pictures posted online by one of the school board winners I was unfamiliar with, I have to wonder. We have way too many fat kids running around. That’s far more damaging to their health than the Covid bogeyman. There must be a correlation between physical fitness (or lack of obesity) and improved academic performance. Just a thought.

    • LoL!!! Good one! Yes, they make a great example to the student population!

    • Tater tots and hot dogs are far more humane than PE. We must feed them so they can go home and eat tater tots and hot dogs while sitting playing video games.

  • This is what many voted for, it remains a mystery as to why but they made their choices.

    Harvey Ward is a snake, a rattlesnake. His first thought for Gainesville after obtaining the most votes was not how to lower GRU rates, not how to lower taxes and fees but how to make Gainesville pedestrian and bike friendly. That lard arse probably hasn’t been on a bicycle in 20 years.

    As far as the SBAC goes, let’s see if they can build the community together rather than continuing their divisive and alienating ways. We’ll see just how much thought Certain puts into the accountability of educational funding. Will she and McGraw continue to shovel monies to the east side of the district to give the facade they are “helping” the students or will she admit the problem isn’t the teachers, it’s not the students, (directly), and the problem lies in the homes. Just putting a pile of money under a school or a student won’t bring success. What it does and did is buy votes. Democrats are good at that – let’s just hope they get the ROI they’re looking for. Rockwell showed what she stands for during her campaign and afterwards – by wearing a mask. Get ready. We’ll see the results in a couple years. Don’t wager the federal or local government handouts anyone has promised you, you’re likely to lose.

    Careful what you’ve wished for.

    • And the first thing Certain said after winning was: “We showed Tallahassee”! Such class! Non-partisan??? Sorry, Alachua County Public School students, you will continue CRT indoctrination (check the ACPS Equity page on their website (oopps, you can’t access it without special permission)! You will probably end up with Dr. Carly again and of course the current 36 teacher shortage will balloon but hey, the three amigos and her only want “Yes” teachers! Sad, sad, sad! You will really get what you voted for and you will really regret it!!!! An approximate 50,000 voter turnout in a county with 180,000 – 190,000 population is pathetic!

  • Gal 6:7  Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
    Gal 6:8  For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

  • I’ve been in Gainesville for 40 years. Voting cycle after voting cycle I keep thinking that surely NOW people understand, surely NOW people won’t vote for the same old leadership and policies that have under-served them, surely NOW people have seen the corruption. I am NOW leaving the county. I am done.

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