Florida A&M University alumni Alfred “Al” Lawson and Ramon Alexander, both Democrats, are two of the big winners in 2016 Florida general election.
Lawson defeated Republican nominee Glo Smith in the Fifth Congressional District of Florida. With 247 of 266 precincts reporting, Lawson had 190,610 votes (64.1 percent) to Smith’s 106,628 votes (35.9 percent).
Alexander won the District 8 seat in the Florida House of Representatives that Lawson formerly held from 1992 through 2000. He did not face a Republican contender but did have write-in opposition.