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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Election 2020: Democrat Carlos Guillermo Smith has won re-election in Florida House District 49

Posted By on Tue, Nov 3, 2020 at 8:23 PM

click to enlarge State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith - PHOTO VIA CARLOS GUILLERMO SMITH CAMPAIGN
  • Photo via Carlos Guillermo Smith campaign
  • State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith
Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D-Orlando) has successfully defended his Florida House District 49 seat with 62 percent of the vote.

The two-term state representative is the first openly gay Latino to be elected to the state House, and is a popular progressive voice in the Legislature. He has fought for gun control, recreational marijuana legislation, anti-discrimination legislation and affordable housing, as well as keeping LGBTQ rights on the House radar.

He defeated Republican Robert Prater, who received 28,665 to Smith's 46,524.

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