Democratic Reps. Michele Rayner and Susan Valdes have cruised into re-election to their respective Tampa Bay House seats.
Rayner, who was first elected in 2020, took 69.64% of the vote from House District 62. She faced Republican candidate, Jeremy Brown, who currently sits jail on charges from the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection.
He managed to get 30.36% of the vote.
As for Valdes, the two-term incumbent collected 53.3% of votes from House District 64. Her opponent, Republican Maura Cruz Lanz mustered 46.7% of the vote.
Valdes represents what is currently House District 62, which closely resembles the new HD 64 after redistricting.
– Kelly Hayes, Extensive Enterprises Media