Susan Plasencia pulls upset over Carlos Guillermo Smith in HD 37

Susan Plasencia pulls upset over Carlos Guillermo Smith in HD 37

It looks like there will be a Plasencia in the House once more. Republican Susan Plasencia denied Democratic Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith a fourth House term, defeating him in House District 37.

The upset, fueled by a national red wave and funding from the Republican Party of Florida, demonstrates a massive shift in sentiment against Democrats. The national mood, and a little help from a new legislative map, means one of the Legislature’s most vocal progressives will not return.

“I’m honored to be elected as State Rep for Florida’s 37th District,” Plasencia posted on Facebook. “We are all Americans, we are all Floridans. Now we begin the process of working together as we move Florida forward!...

Full story at Florida Politics

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