Eric Eisnaugle wins special election in House District 44

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Republican Eric Eisnaugle won a special election to represent state House District 44, which includes parts of West Orange County including Winter Garden, Oakland and Lake Buena Vista.

Eisnaugle took 74 percent of the vote, besting Democrat Shaun Raja, who earned 26 percent.

Eisnaugle will serve out the remainder of Steve Precourt’s term, which runs through 2014. Precourt resigned to seek a job at the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority.

Via The Orlando Sentinel.

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