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The most-watched races were for two countywide seats where Democrats Mariella Smith was on her way to oust Republican incumbent Victor Crist in District 5 and Kimberly Overman looked nearly certain to best Todd Marks in District 7.
Hagan has served on the county commission since 2002. Term-limited in his countywide seat, he ran in District 2, which covers northern and east-central Hillsborough County, including Citrus Park, Lutz and Brandon.
With 323 of 390 precincts reporting, Democrat Overman is leading GOP candidate Todd Marks by a wide margin in one of two crucial races for Democrats hoping to return to a County Commission majority.
Longtime commissioner Crist faces a political newcomer.
Incumbent Hagan is challenged by a political newcomer.
Marks opposes a penny sales tax hike proposal also on the ballot while Overman supports it, as both seek to represent all of Hillsborough County as an at-large commissioner.
A newcomer Democrat is challenging White, the incumbent who represents much of eastern Hillsborough County.