Jason Brodeur declares victory after Patricia Sigman concedes from State Senate District 9 race

Former Florida House member Jason Brodeur declared a win for the GOP on Tuesday night, holding on to a key seat in the Florida Senate with his win in Senate District 9.

The district, which covers all of Seminole County and a part of Volusia County, had been represented by Republican David Simmons.  However, with Simmons unable to run due to term limits, the seat became open in 2020.

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The win by Brodeur over Democrat Patricia Sigman guarantees that Republicans will continue to control the Florida Senate.

The SD-9 race was seen as one of the three most likely Republican seats to flip in 2020.

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Brodeur released the following statement Tuesday night:

“Tonight is a victory for the shared values that the hard-working people of Seminole and Volusia Counties hold so dear. I am incredibly grateful to our team, my family and our supporters across the district. I want to thank Patricia Sigman for the spirited debate. Stepping into the arena is to be commended and I wish her all the best.”

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Sigman released the following statement to concede the race:

“These past eleven months have been some of the most rewarding of my life as I got to speak with the people of Central Florida about the issues that matter to them. While I wish we had been successful tonight, it does not change the immense value of the work we’ve done to advance a positive agenda that put the people first. Thank you to everyone who supported our campaign and know that I will always continue to fight on behalf of Floridians against the powerful in our state.”

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