MARTIN COUNTY — Sheriff Republican primary winner state Rep. William Snyder credits his record as a state legislator for his win Tuesday night.
"People know me," said Snyder, who has spent six years as a legislator. "I have a track record and people know what I have done."
About half of Republican voters chose Snyder, 59, over candidates John "Ski" Pietruszewski, a Sheriff’s Office major and David Dees, a former director of law enforcement for the Florida Department of Transportation.
Snyder will face write-in candidate Trent Wetherald of Hobe Sound in the general election in November.
However, Snyder is a heavy favorite in Republican leaning Martin County. Reported by: tcpalm.com
More Sun-Sentinel projected winners: Michael Murgio in the Palm Beach County School Board District 1 race, James L. Martz in Palm Beach Circuit Judge, Group 26, Edward Garrison in Palm Beach County Judge, Group 6, and Steven Engel in the Boca Raton Beach and Park District 5.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Sheriff Deryl Loar won his second term as head of the Indian River County Sheriff's Office, according to final results released at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday by the Supervisor of Elections office.
Loar claimed 15,260, or 55 percent, of the 27,510 votes cast Tuesday and throughout early voting and absentee ballots cast. He defeated challenger Bill McMullen, a longtime sheriff's supervisor who commanded the jail for many years. McMullen, who took 12,250, or 45 percent, of the votes, retired earlier this summer to challenge Loar.
Loar defeated McMullen and two other GOP candidates in the 2008 primary before winning the general election that year. Once Loar took office, he demoted McMullen from captain to lieutenant and switched him from commanding the jail to road patrol supervisor. Reported by: tcpalm.com
BULLETIN (AP) -- Frederica Wilson, Dem, nominated U.S. House, District 24, Florida.