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2022 election results are in

| Staff Reporters
The results are in for Okaloosa County’s 2022 general election.

The general election for 2022 has come to a close and the results are in with 52 of 52 precincts in Okaloosa County reporting.

Republicans were the clear winners in the state races with Gov. Ron DeSantis retaining his office by a wide margin over Democrat Charlie Crist. DeSantis garnered 76.2% of the vote.

By the same margins, his cabinet was elected. Ashley Moody (R) remains Attorney General, Jimmy Patronis (R) is Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Agriculture belongs to Wilton Simpson (R).

Marco Rubio (R) kept his US Senate seat garnering 75.26% of the vote.

State Senator for District 1 Doug Broxson (R) won his re-election with 77.69% of the vote.

State Senator for District 2 was won by Jay Trumbull (R) who defeated Carolynn Zonia (D) with 75.31% of the vote.

Dr. Joel Rudman (R) of Navarre won the State Representative District 3 seat with 97.26% of the vote. The position was held by Jayer Williamson who announced early on he would not seek re-election.

Closer to home, Crestview City Councilman Joe Blocker won his battle for Precinct 1, defeating Shannon Hayes and Thara Larkins for the position.

The North Okaloosa Fire District referendum passed with 63.11% of voters approving of the referendum.

Okaloosa County had a 56.29% voter turnout, with 81,058 ballots cast.

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