JACKSONVILLE (FLV) – Aaron Bean sailed to victory in Florida’s District 4 Republican primary congressional race against runner up Erick Aguilar Tuesday night.
“Thank you to my supporters who helped us achieve a win in the Primary Election! Our work is not done yet – tomorrow we hit the ground running towards a victory in the General Election,” Bean said on Facebook.
Aguilar’s defeat occurred amid an email scandal. Aguilar allegedly deceived donors by sending emails that suggested donations would go toward prominent GOP politicians like Gov. Ron DeSantis and Former President Donald Trump. He was kicked off of the Republican party’s online fundraising platform WinRed for allegedly deceiving donors.
When asked about the emails at a primary debate, Aguilar called it an attack from career politicians.
The National Republican Congressional Committee congratulated Bean on his primary victory Tuesday.
“Aaron is a proven conservative leader who will fight back against the Democrats’ reckless agenda that has caused soaring inflation,” NRCC Chairman Tom Emmer said. “I am confident that Floridians will send Aaron to Congress.”
Bean is the President Pro Tempore of the Florida Senate. He was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2000 and first elected to the Senate in 2012. He is an entrepreneur who opened an insurance agency and salvaged a small putt-putt golf business. He has served as a city commissioner and later elected as mayor.
He will face Democrat LaShonda “L.J.” Holloway in the general election. Holloway worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington D.C. and describes herself as one who advocates for social justice.
“Thank YOU to the PEOPLE who VOTEd for me, a courageous CONGRESSional Candidate who qualified by petition,” Holloway said on Twitter Tuesday.
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