Winner: Donald Trump, President of the United States
County: 59,029 votes (62.32%).
State: 4,591,156 (49%), Clinton (48%)
USA: 276 electoral votes (AZ, MI not included), Clinton 218 (AZ, MI not included)
Both the Governor of Florida and incoming President of the United States are now both political outsiders. Neither Scott nor Trump ran traditional campaigns and received little support from traditional media. Newspapers overwhelmingly supported Hillary Clinton.
Winner: United States Senator Marco Rubio (REP) Incumbent
County: In Hernando County, Rubio received 53,767 votes (58.04%) while his opponent Patrick Murphy received 32,787 (35.39%).
State: Rubio received 4,788,220 votes (52%). His opponent Patrick Murphy received 4,065,430 votes (44%)
Winner: Representative in Congress, District 11 Daniel Webster (REP)
District: Webster received 256,571 votes (65%), while his opponent Dave Koller received 123,676 votes (32%)
County: In Hernando County, Daniel Webster received 55,571 votes (61.71%) while his opponent Dave Koller received 31,364 votes (34.83%)
Winner: State Representative, District 35 Blaise Ingoglia (REP) Incumbent
Ingoglia received 49,963 votes (61.80%) while his opponent Ramon J. Gutierrez received 30,885 votes (38.20%).
Winner: Property Appraiser John Emerson (REP) Incumbent 56,845 votes (63.55%)
Mr. Emerson retains his position as the county property appraiser.
Winner: Supervisor of Elections Shirley Anderson (REP) Incumbent 61,386 votes (67.93%)
Mrs. Anderson retains her position.
Hernando County Commission
The makeup of the county commission has changed with the addition of two new members: John Allocco and Steve Champion. Nick Nicholson retained his seat on the Commission.
Winner: Board of County Commissioners District 1 Nick Nicholson (REP) Incumbent 50,018 votes (56.21%)
Winner: Board of County Commissioners District 3 John Allocco (REP) 52,727 votes (58.64%)
Winner: Board of County Commissioners District 5 Steve Champion (REP) 55,958 votes (63.36%)
What can we expect from the new county commission members?
Both John Alloco and Steve Champion are small business owners who will bring such a perspective to the county commission.
John Alloco has stated, "I am committed to working with our Sheriff, first responders and School Board so they have the resources they need to create a safer and more secure community. I am committed to creating an environment in Hernando County that is attractive to new businesses – providing new jobs and career opportunities for Hernando County residents and helping our existing businesses grow." Alloco's top priorities include improving the working relationship with the Sheriff and City of Brooksville and improving transparency in local government.
Steve Champion's top priorities include "controlling our growth of local government and keeping taxes as low as possible." Champion states, " I have no other intentions other than to make Hernando County the best for the people. I will focus on policies geared around supporting small business and promoting economic growth."
Hernando County School Board
Winner: School Board District 4 Gus Guadagnino (NOP) 49,404 votes (59.08%) Gus retained his seat on the School Board.
City of Brooksville City Council Member Seat 2
Winner: Brooksville City Council Member Seat 2 Joe Bernardini (NOP) 1,979 votes (60.43%). The former council member was re elected.
Sterling Hill Community Development District Seat 4
Winner: Sterling Hill Community Development District Seat 4 Michael Dimos Jr (NOP) 694 (50.40%)