Florida elects officials:8th District State House

In a landslide victory, Democrat Alan Williams was elected as the Florida House

Representative for District 8.

Williams beat opponent Robert Maddox, who filed non-partisan, and write-in candidates by 31,745 votes.

Maddox received only 15.86 percent of the total votes.

“There was a void in the seat and I knew that someone needed to step-in and fill it,” Williams said. “After talking to Mayor John Marks, State Representative Richardson and my family who all believed in me, I knew that I could do the job.”

Williams was a former aide for community outreach for Marks.

His primary role was to serve as a liaison between the community and the mayor, and make sure municipal leaders were well informed about public issues.

Williams’ platform consists of education, healthcare, job opportunities and affordable housing.

He said he understood the concerns of residents and plans to work for their needs.

As a resident of Tallahassee for 32 years, Williams said he is committed to the community.

“We need to look at how we can come out of this economic downturn as a state,” Williams said. “Setting priorities on funding schools, state workers, healthcare and providing resources for senior citizens are important to me.”

All results are UNOFFICIAL. The Leon county supervisor of elections said the Official results will be available in two weeks.