Florida Democrats and Republicans Elect New Leaders

Political Party
Posted at 6:27 PM, Jan 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-14 18:27:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- Both the Florida Democratic Party and the Republican Party of Florida held elections Saturday for statewide officers.

Florida Democrats elected Stephen Bittel of Miami-Dade County to succeed Tallahassee's Allison Tant as chair. Tant announced shortly after the November election that she would not run for another term.

Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum and city commissioner Scott Maddox took to Twitter to congratulate Bittel.

Meanwhile, Florida Republicans reelected Blaise Ingoglia as chair. Evan Power, chair of the Leon County Republican Party, was elected as assistant treasurer.