"I am humbled by this and it is with a great respect for every voter in Pinellas County that tonight I am proud and I am honored and I am privileged to accept your nomination to be the next member of Congress," Jolly said.
Of 225 of 225 precincts reporting:
Mark Bircher 24.46% 11,242 votes
David Jolly 44.58% 20,493 votes
Kathleen Peters 30.96% 14,234 votes
Unofficial results show the difference in votes between Jolly and Peters is around 6,000.
Peters said this race proves one thing, "How critically important it is for whoever it is that has this seat that they are truly in touch with Pinellas County, that they have to have their finger on the pulse of Pinellas County, they have to include the local leaders of this county, they can't leave us out."
Jolly, a long-time aide to former Congressman Bill Young, will face off in the general election on March 11 against Alex Sink, Lucas Overby, and Michael Levinson for the District 13 Congressional seat.
The 13th Congressional District encompasses almost all of
The seat was previously held by Young, who spent 43 years in Congress and passed away in October 2013.
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