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General Election, November 4, 1980

Total Registered Voters 156,757
Total Ballots Cast 116,691 74.44%

Electors for President and Vice President

President and Vice President

Jimmy Carter/W. Mondale (Dem) 38,915 33.76%
Ronald Reagan/G. Bush (Rep) 69,228 60.06%
Ed Clark/David Koch (Lib) 1,290 1.12%
John B. Anderson/P. Lucey (Ind) 5,820 5.05%
Write-in 11 0.01%

Congressional

United States Senator

Bill Gunter (Dem) 54,200 47.81%
Paula Hawkins (Rep) 59,159 52.18%
Write-in 9 0.01%

Representative in Congress, 9th Congressional District

Bill Nelson (Dem) 79,912 72.05%
Stan Dowiat (Rep) 31,003 27.95%

State

Public Defender, 18th Judicial Circuit

David M. Porter (Dem) 39,944 38.01%
J. R. Russo (Rep) 65,145 61.99%

Legislative

State Senator, District 17

John Vogt (Dem) 62,479 56.45%
Art Grindle (Rep) 48,196 43.55%

State Representative, District 44

Woodrow Woodie Storey (Dem) 42,888 43.19%
Jason Steele (Rep) 56,415 56.81%

State Representative, District 46

Jack Garrison (Dem) 29,975 29.59%
Marilyn B. Evans (Rep) 71,322 70.41%

State Representative, District 48

Ron Hoyt (Dem) 1,738 42.33%
R. Dale Patchett (Rep) 2,368 57.67%

County

Sheriff

C. W. (Jake) Miller (Dem) 61,540 56.89%
E. D. (Gene) Byrd, Jr. (Rep) 46,636 43.11%

Supervisor of Elections

Daniel E. "Dan" Campana (Dem) 29,885 28.77%
Shirley P. Baccus (Rep) 73,992 71.23%

County Commissioner, District 3

Dick Donahue (Dem) 47,042 45.42%
Val M. Steele (Rep) 56,527 54.58%

County Commissioner, District 5

Joe H. Wickham (Dem) 55,198 53.75%
Charles C. Leech (Rep) 47,493 46.25%

School Board Member, District 2

Robert A. "Bob" Anderson (Dem) 50,398 50.15%
Jean Weddington Dunham (Rep) 50,092 49.85%

School Board Member, District 4

John C. Adkins (Dem) 39,033 38.30%
Lynn Demetriades (Rep) 62,878 61.70%

Canaveral Port Authority, District 1

R. A. (Doc) Cutter (Dem) 26,422 50.14%
Mark O. Cook (Rep) 26,270 49.86%

Canaveral Port Authority, District 4

Dave Nisbet (Dem) 29,094 55.25%
Charles "Chuck" Denman (Rep) 23,561 44.75%

Sebastian Inlet District Commissioner

Michael E. Ballard 18,219 26.45%
Rick Schmidt 19,594 28.45%
Tim W. Smith 16,172 23.48%
Richard "Red" Thomas, Jr. 14,890 21.62%

Nonpartisan - Judicial

Justice of the Supreme Court

Shall Justice James C. Adkins be retained in office?

Yes 55,897 67.78%
No 26,575 32.22%

Shall Justice James E. Alderman be retained in office?

Yes 52,102 65.91%
No 26,946 34.09%

Shall Justice Joe Boyd be retained in office?

Yes 51,659 64.77%
No 28,094 35.23%

Shall Justice Arthur J. England be retained in office?

Yes 51,833 66.10%
No 26,580 33.90%

Shall Justice Parker Lee McDonald be retained in office?

Yes 51,499 66.09%
No 26,422 33.91%

Shall Justice Ben F. Overton be retained in office?

Yes 51,671 66.31%
No 26,256 33.69%

5th District Court of Appeal

Shall Judge Warren H. Cobb be retained in office?

Yes 53,177 67.80%
No 25,254 32.20%

Shall Judge Melvin Orfinger be retained in office?

Yes 49,878 64.93%
No 26,941 35.07%

Shall Judge Winifred J. Sharp be retained in office?

Yes 52,195 67.35%
No 25,299 32.65%

Shall Judge Frank D. Upchurch be retained in office?

Yes 52,518 67.34%
No 25,472 32.66%

Proposed Constitutional Amendments and Other Public Measures

Amendment 1

For 37,179 40.46%
Against 54,713 59.54%

Amendment 2

For 62,846 66.27%
Against 31,983 33.73%

Amendment 3

For 53,564 59.25%
Against 36,837 40.75%

Amendment 4

For 55,402 60.04%
Against 36,871 39.96%

Amendment 5

For 46,456 49.28%
Against 47,817 50.72%

County Referendum - Jail Facilities Bond Referendum

For Approval of Bonds 36,438 38.96%
Against Approval of Bonds 57,094 61.04%

County Referendum - 911 Number Advisory Referendum

For Approval 51,664 54.21%
Against Approval 43,639 45.79%

Local Gov. Study Comm. Referendum - Transient Accommodations Tax

For Levy 51,738 55.04%
Against Levy 42,255 44.96%

Local Gov. Study Comm. Referendum - Appointed Sheriff

For Appointed Sheriff 19,910 21.58%
Against Appointed Sheriff 72,370 78.42%

Local Gov. Study Comm. Referendum - County Charter

For Charter 35,028 38.19%
Against Charter 56,704 61.81%

Local Gov. Study Comm. Referendum - South Brevard Regional Water Authority

For Water Authority 20,830 47.47%
Against Water Authority 23,046 52.53%

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