A deep dive into the Wilton Manors election results reveal the city’s two precincts to be some of the bluest in Broward County.
Data from the Broward Supervisor of Elections show there are 9,072 active voters in the city with 63% registered as Democrats, 21% unaffiliated and 14% Republican.
Wilton Manors is divided into two precincts with Andrews Ave. the boundary. Addresses to the east of Andrews Ave. are in P001 and addresses to the west are in P002. There are 6,707 active voters in P001 and 2,365 active voters in P002.
The top of the Democratic ticket ran up big margins in the precincts with Congresswoman Val Demings getting the most votes at 4,663 to 1,118 for U.S. Senator Marco Rubio. In the race for governor, Congressman Charlie Crist got 4,600 votes to 1,205 for Gov. Ron DeSantis. In the race for the open Congressional District 23 seat, Broward County Commissioner Jared Moskowitz got 4,568 votes to 1,091 for Republican Joe Budd.
In the race for circuit judge in the 17th judicial circuit, group 23, Gary Farmer overwhelmed Tania Marie Williams in Wilton Manors – 3,447 to 1,379 – on his way to victory. It was much closer in the group 51 circuit judge race with Tamar Hamilton defeating Lorena Mastrarrigo, 2,385 to 2,330, in the Island City only to lose overall by 51,199 votes.
In the at-large race for school board, Allen Zeman defeated Donna Korn, 3,046 to 1,611 in Wilton Manors. Zeman won the Seat 8 position with 51% to 48% for Korn, who had previously been removed from the board by DeSantis.
Mayor Scott Newton cruised to re-election with 4,014 votes to 1,284 for challenger Boyd Corbin. Active voter participation in the mayor’s race was 58%.
The option to vote for more than one candidate in the commission race makes it harder to gauge participation. Paul Rolli got 3,301 votes to win another term, followed by newcomers Don D’Arminio with 2,214 and Roy David Walker with 2,047.
In P002, Walker edged D’Arminio for second place by 11 votes. P002 tallied more votes in the ballot referendum on term limits (1,266 votes) than in the mayor’s race (1,257 votes).
Overall, White voters make up 74% of the electorate in Wilton Manors, followed by 11% for Hispanic voters and 7% for Black voters.