Thousands of voters in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties will finally get representation in Tallahassee.
Tuesday is Election Day in the Florida House District 64 race. Candidate James Grant is the only name on the ballot. Grant is running against a write-in candidate, but Florida law prohibits a write-in name from appearing on the ballot.
Not many came out to vote in the one-name race Tuesday. As of 4 p.m., only about 400 people had gone to the polls. Close to 160,000 people live in the district.
One of those who headed to the polls Tuesday was Red Bistany.
"I never missed one since I was 18 years old," Bistany said.
Grant visited polling locations to thank those who did come out.
"When you're asking people for their vote, you're asking people to send you to the state capitol to make votes that impact our state our families, I think it's always important to take it seriously," he said.
The election for the District 64 race was an expensive one. It cost taxpayers about $400,000.
The winner is expected to be sworn in Wednesday morning.