Tampa Bay 100: Fentrice Driskell wins re-election, set to serve as next House Democratic Leader

Fentrice Driskell (left) and Lisette Bonano (right). Image via Florida Politics. 

Rep. Fentrice Driskell is set to become the next House Democratic Leader after winning re-election to House District 67 Tuesday night.

Driskell took the North Tampa seat with 53.89% of the vote, Her opponent, Republican newcomer Lisette Bonano, took 46.11% of the vote.

In May, Driskell was unanimously elected to lead House Democrats for the 2022-2024 term. Driskell, a lawyer, will become the first Black woman to lead the Caucus.

Driskell was first elected to the House in 2018, defeating then-incumbent Republican Shawn Harrison by 7 points. She has since held on to the seat with ease, running unopposed in 2020.

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