- With all 36 precincts reporting, Republican Ardian Zika won 60.5 percent of the vote.
- The race is for the seat held by retiring House Speaker Richard Corcoran.
Pasco voters gave Republican Ardian Zika the win Tuesday in the race to succeed retiring state House Speaker Richard Corcoran as the District 37 representative.
Zika, a business consultant and former banker, captured more than 60 percent of the vote over Democrat Tammy Garcia, according to unofficial returns. Both live in Land O' Lakes, and both were making their first runs for public office.
Garcia, who does billing for an eye-care company, stressed more investment in K-12 public education and stronger environmental safeguards for water quality.
The race drew significantly less attention than Zika's Republican primary victory over two other opponents on Aug. 28.
"It was definitely low key," said Garcia.
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