Party Lines Political Notebook: Kosmas sworn into Congress
Courtesy photo. Cutline: This photo of Suzanne Kosmas was taken when she was a member of the Florida Legislature. She easily outpolled incumbent Republican Congressman Tom Feeney for the District 24 seat in Washington D.C.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Suzanne Kosmas of New Smyrna Beach was sworn into office Tuesday as part of the 111th Congress.
Kosmas, a Democrat, won the right to represent District 24 with a major victory in the November elections over three-term incumbent Republican Tom Feeney of Oviedo, garnering 61.49 percent of the vote to his 36.58 percent. Guarev Bhola, an Orlando independent, received 1.92 percent.
The 24th District includes parts of Orange, Seminole, Brevard and Volusia counties, including greater New Smyrna Beach.
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