Jeff Ashton loses Orange-Osceola state attorney seat

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — It was a major upset in the race for the Orange-Osceola state attorney Tuesday.

Incumbent Jeff Ashton lost to newcomer Aramis Ayala.

"I'm a fighter, and at some point goodness does win. At some point, what you believe in, wholesome, what's right, what stands, can win, and I never gave up on that," said Ayala.

"The voters decided today that the price of the State Attorney's seat is $1.4 million in lies. I'm deeply disappointed in this result but stand by the good work of my office and the folks who work there," said Ashton, in a statement.

He did not speak after his loss.

There are no Republican opponents.