Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham won’t be leaving the board despite being term limited out of his current seat.
In a narrow victory over Democrat Pat Kemp, Higginbotham eeked by with 51 percent of the vote.
Higginbotham raised a total of $366,272 throughout his entire campaign. His opponent, former Hillsborough Democratic Party chair Pat Kemp, only brought in $102,100.
Kemp has just shy of $8,000 left in her campaign coffers as Tuesday’s Election Day looms just around the corner. Higginbotham has more than $12,000 left.
Much of the campaign between the two candidates revolved around transit issues. Kemp touted herself as an astute proponent of mass transit while Higginbotham repeatedly bragged that he had spoken against a failed 2010 transit referendum dozens of times.
That measure was similar to the Greenlight Pinellas initiative in Pinellas that also failed tonight.
Higginbotham will replace term limited commissioner Mark Sharpe for the district 7 countywide seat.