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Election 2004

District 60: Homan confident, cautious about his strong early lead

By Times Staff Writer
Published November 3, 2004

Precinct-by-precinct

THE PRESIDENCY
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THE SENATE
Martinez lead at just under 1 percent

THE STATE
Five judges on way to easily keeping seats
Justices' jobs appear safe, judging by early returns
Voters call it a draw in doctor-lawyer battle
Senate lead at just under 1 percent
Cantero, Bell easily hang onto seats

TAMPA BAY
Coats easily beats former shock jock
Lines pose biggest problem for voters
Local roots, support boost Burke's victory
Pinellas Suncoast race close; fee hike fails
Voters approve higher tax to help Pinellas teachers, schools
Biggest voting gripe: long lines

PASCO
Pasco pulls off smooth election
Kurt Browning bests Bergy
Fiorentino secures job after tough quest
Incumbent Hildebrand sails to sixth term
Jack Mariano upsets Peter Altman

HERNANDO
Voters pack polls with vigor
Fagan leads decisively, vows to seek consensus
Nugent 'thrilled' as he heads to easy win
Precincts experience only minor problems
Pugh cruises in 1 race; recount likely in other
In Hernando: experience, Democrats

CITRUS
Fervor, dignity meet at polls
Spivey charges past Takac for seat on bench
2 incumbents win, another defeated by former chief

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TAMPA - Republican incumbent Ed Homan appeared poised to serve another term in Tallahassee as the state representative for District 60.

Late Tuesday night, Homan held a decisive lead over opposing Democrat Karen Perez, a political novice and social worker who lives in New Tampa.

But Homan refused to declare victory.

"I'm confident, but the very first time that I ran a race I was ahead until 2:30 in the morning," Homan said.

"I lost by 336 votes. We'll wait until all the precincts have been counted."

With about two-thirds of the precincts counted, Homan led 59 percent to 41 percent.

Homan, an orthopedic surgeon, described himself as the Legislature's "go-to guy" for health-care issues and used a six-figure war chest to outspend Perez.

If re-elected, he pledged to protect senior citizens' rights and reduce crime.

After winning the Democratic primary, Perez vowed to retake the seat her party narrowly lost in 2002. Despite early returns that indicated a Homan victory, Perez did not concede defeat.

"I'm excited, for a newcomer, at the numbers that I'm getting right now," said Perez, who campaigned as the representative of working and middle-class families. "I'm expecting to win. But only the numbers will tell."

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