Since 2014, Republicans have been looking to retake the District 2 seat on the Pinellas County Commission after Democrat Pat Gerard flipped it blue.
This year, they were successful. Republican challenger Brian Scott unseated Gerard in a historic red wave, taking 54% of the vote to the incumbent’s 46%.
Now, the County Commission will shift to a Republican majority, with Democrats previously clutching onto power in a 4-3 hold.
The battle was tough. After all, Gerard successfully flipped the seat in 2014, replacing former Commissioner Norm Roche and keeping her seat with ease since. But, Scott ultimately took the prize.
– Kelly Hayes, Extensive Enterprises Media