Incumbent State Rep. Eric Eisnaugle enjoyed an easy victory in Tuesday’s Republican primary for Orange County’s House District 44, where he will next face no-party candidate Matthew Falconer in November.
After all precincts reported, Eisnaugle received 84.7 percent, while Stephen Facella, his primary opponent, took just over 15 percent.
Also in Orange County, Republican Mike Miller also defeated Maurice “Mo” Pearson in the House District 47 GOP primary. Miller received about 74 percent. He will take on Democratic Rep. Linda Stewart in November. Rene “Coach P” Plasencia beat Ed Rodriguez in the House District 49 GOP primary, to face Democratic Rep. Joe Saunders in the general election.