The incumbent will hold the District 4 seat for another four years.
The results are in and incumbent Republican Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham will serve for another four years. Higginbotham garnered 74,380 votes in the general election, or 58.24 percent of the ballots cast. Democrat Mark Nash took 47,382 votes, or 37.10 percent of the ballots cast. Independent candidate Joy Green rounded out the three-way race. She ended up with 4.67 percent of the vote, or 5,961 ballots cast in her favor. Higginbotham was first elected to the commission in a 2006 special election. Nash is a former aide to Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner. Green is the owner of Rise to the Top Tutoring Co. Results are considered unofficial until they are certified by the state of Florida.
Democrat Mark Nash, a Brandon High graduate, is running for the District 4 seat of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners. In the race also is Joy Green, no party affiliation, and Republican incumbent Al Higginbotham of Plant City.
Days after marching with a stronghold of candidates at the 2012 Greater Brandon Fourth of July Parade, Mark Nash will be at the Barn Theatre at Winthrop for a campign launch party in his bid for a seat on the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners. Nash, a Democrat, is running for the District 4 seat. Also in the race is Joy Green, no party affiliation, and incumbent Republican Al Higginbotham, of Plant City. Higginbotham was at the parade, mingling with participants and viewers, while Nash and his supporters marched in the parade. As the Nash unit approached the reviewing stand, it was noted that "Mark grew up in Brandon and is a Brandon High School graduate, class of 1979." Nash's campaign launch party is scheduled to run …