Republican Keith Perry wins Senate district 8 race

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The race for state senator district 8 was a close one with republican Keith Perry earning 50 percent of the votes while democrat Kayser Enneking was not far behind with 48 percent of the votes.

Perry has served as the district 8 senator since 2016 and previously served in the Florida house of representatives for six years.

Perry said voters can expect to see the same dedication to issues like education, fighting for lower taxes and improving healthcare.

"I've been in Tallahassee for 8 years and so it’s still going to the be the same focus,” Perry said. “There's lots of issues I've been working on and I'm going to get back up there and continue to work on them."

District 8 includes most of Alachua county as well as parts of Putnam and Marion counties.

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