UPDATED: Bryan, McLemore win BOCC seats; Harrison, Hanlon and Burke enter office

Published: Friday, November 9, 2012 at 11:25 AM.

“We made great progress and we just need to keep moving forward to prepare our students for the 21st Century.”

State and federal races tilted largely Republican.

Halsey Beshears easily beat Robert Hill in the county in the State Representative District 7 race, taking 68 percent of the vote. Bill Montford was the exception, beating John Shaw for the State Senate District 3 seat, 51-49.

Mitt Romney also easily out-polled President Barack Obama in Gulf County, taking 70 percent of the vote.

In the presidential vote in Gulf County, the fourth-place finisher was comedienne Roseanne Barr.

Congressman Steve Southerland easily took Gulf County over Al Lawson, 71-29 percent and Connie Mack beat Sen. Bill Nelson in the county vote, 52-44 percent.

Among Constitutional amendments on the ballot, county voters supported Nos. 1, 2, 6, 9 and 11.

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