Worrell beats Perry in state attorney race for Orange, Osceola counties

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Monique Worrell is one step closer to replacing Aramis Ayala for state attorney in Orange and Osceola counties.

Worrell defeated former Chief Judge Belvin Perry and two other candidates during Tuesday’s primary, and now faces two write-in candidates in November.

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Perry is a well-known and well-respected judge who is tough on crime. However, there is a renewed push particularly after the death of George Floyd.

Worrell has called herself a career “criminal justice reform” advocate. She said she wants to see less people incarcerated, overhaul the juvenile justice system and promises to hold police accountable.

She will next face Orlando attorney Jose Torroella in November, who has no party affiliation.