Democrat Phil Giorno, shown at far left, wasn't on the ballot in replacing Dennis Mulder who withdrew midway through the campaign for dist. 27 state representative. Regardless, Republican David Santiago, shown below, easily won the election.
DELTONA -- Phil Giorno had enough headaches as chairman of the Volusia County Democratic Executive Committee when he stepped in to run for the district 27 state representative seat for Dennis Mulder who had to resign because of a family illness.
Because of the timing, though, Mulder's name remained on the ballot per state election laws.