Danny and Courtney Burgess welcomed a new baby to their family on Halloween morning.
Six days later, voters were poised to welcome Burgess back for a third term as their state representative for state House District 38 in east and central Pasco.
The final, unofficial results showed the Republican Burgess with a nearly 2-to-1 victory margin over David TK Hayes, who ran with no party affiliation.
“People seem excited about this election — there is no other way to put it,’’ said Burgess, who spent the day greeting voters outside the Alice Hall Community Center in Zephyrhills.
Burgess’ campaign stressed conservative stances on fiscal and social issues, while Hayes championed higher taxes for education, legalization of marijuana and a pro-choice stance for women.
“We’ve had some fun together during this process,’’ said Burgess. “Hopefully it shows people you can have differences of opinion, but you can keep at that and still be friends.’’
The birth of baby Nora, the third child for the Burgesses, meant one thing for the representative. He said he got even less sleep in the waning days of the campaign.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Daniel Burgess vs. David TK Hayes
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