Fant Declared Winner By Two Vote Margin

Aug 29, 2014

Jay Fant speaks to supporters at his campaign headquarters Tuesday night.
Credit Peter Haden

It’s decided.

After a meticulous recount, Jay Fant won the Republican primary for the Florida House District 15 race by just two votes over opponent Paul Renner.

Renner congratulated Fant on a hard fought-win.

“I wish him every success in the State Legislature,” he said.

In Duval County School Board District 2, Sam Hall topped Theresa Graham by four votes. He will now move on to face Scott Shine in the general election in November.

Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland said it’s the closest races he’s witnessed.

“I’ve never seen this in Duval County,” he said. “To have two races with recounts...it’s very unusual.”

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