Republican Danny Alvarez defeated first-term Democratic Rep. Andrew Learned for House District 69 Tuesday night. Alvarez collected 57.09% of the vote, while Learned received 42.91%.
The new district closely resembles that of former House District 57, which is represented by Republican Rep. Mike Beltran. But, Beltran opted to relocate and run for HD 70 instead.
That left Alvarez to fight against Learned, who represents House District 59 – which was, before redistricting, a light blue sliver encompassing Brandon.
The new district extends beyond Brandon to include the East Hillsborough communities of Riverview, Boyette and Lithia, which have a light red hue.
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