Log in

Kamia Brown snares District 45 seat


Kamia Brown

Defeats four challengers for State House

Kamia Brown outdistanced a crowded field of democrats to win the State House District 45 seat with 35% of the vote. Because there is no republican running, Brown will not face a challenger in November. Brown received 5,429 votes to defeat Attorney Greg Jackson with 3,104 votes (20%), Bishop Kelvin Cobaris 2,871 votes (19%), Peter Pham 2,050 votes (13%), and William Jusme 1,875 (12%).

The District 45 seat includes most of South Apopka. Brown lives in Orlando and worked as a staffer for state Rep. Bruce Antone, who once represented parts of District 45.

"To God be the glory," said Brown. "On behalf of the Kamia Brown for Florida House campaign, I thank you for your prayers, support, words of encouragement and most importantly, entrusting me with your vote. We did this together District 45 and together we will do great work in building a better community. Again thank you for your support!"

"Thank you to all of my amazing family, friends and supporters, said Jackson. "I was not successful last night, but will continue my work in the community. Congratulations to Kamia Brown for a race well-run."

"Congratulations to Representative Elect-Kamia Brown on her victory tonight," said Kobaris. "I vow to support her in all her efforts to improve District 45. I further commend Aramis Ayala on her history-making victory by becoming the first black State Attorney of Orange/Osceola county! Congratulations to Rep. Randolph Bracy, Rep. Bruce Antone, Kat Gordon and Val Demings on their respective wins. The people have spoken and God has permitted.. Let the church say Amen! I also want to take this time to thank my wife, Diedra Cobaris, my children, Kelsey and Kyler, my extended family, Impact Church family, campaign staff, volunteers, financial donors, and all who voted for and supported me in this race. Although, I was not successful last night, I will continue to serve this community and be a voice for the people... The best is yet to come!"

Brown will be sworn-in during the November Organizational Session either November 15th or 22nd, according to The Florida House of Representatives Media Department.


Kamia Brown, State House District 45


No comments on this item Please log in to comment by clicking here