LEE COUNTY, Fla.- State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto will hold onto her seat in district 30 after winning Tuesday's primary.
She beat Michael Dreikorn 59% to 41%. Benacquisto now has another term as senator since she's running unopposed in the general election.
Both candidates ran against each other earlier this year in a congressional race to fill Trey Radel's vacant seat. Curt Clawson won that election.
After she was declared the winner of this election, Benacquisto said, "it's very exciting, we have ran a very positive campaign, and I am just so honored that the voters of Southwest Florida have trusted me with another four years and I am going to do all that I can to make them proud of me and we will do really great things for the region."
When asked about her priorities heading back to Tallahassee, Benacquisto says, "certainly making sure that we have a fiscally responsible budget and making sure that we are working on the most projects that are most meaningful to Southwest Florida. Certainly the Caloosahatchee River and making sure we address the water quality issues. That is first on my mind and then all of the other things that are important to us as a community. I am against Common Core so we are going to go in to this session doing all that we can to make sure we push back on mandates, make sure that our kids are protected, both their information and their future because as a public school mom, that is important to me. We have some really great representatives here on the local level, the county level and then in Congress, so we all have to work together as a team and I look forward to that."