Frederica Wilson will keep Florida Congressional District 24 seat

Frederica Wilson maintained a stronghold for Florida's Congressional District 24. (WPLG)

Frederica Wilson, the Democratic incumbent for the U.S. House of Representatives 24th district, ran on having history and experience behind her. That is serving her well as she is handily hanging on to her congressional seat. Wilson is the projected winner in this race.

Since 2011, she has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida’s 24th district.

Her opponent, Republican Lavern Spicer, founded the food bank Curley’s House and ran on the platform that she provided food for over 5,000 households per month and funded Curley’s House for the first 4 years in its existence using her own funds. She believed her over 30 years of experience feeding, clothing and caring for those in need throughout Miami-Dade County is what could unseat Wilson.

Wilson has had a long political career. From 2002 to 2010, she Wilson was a member of the Florida Senate from the 33rd district, and from 1998 to 2002 she was a member of the Florida House.

Florida Congressional District 24 is an electoral district located in South Florida and includes Miami, Miami Gardens, Opa Locka, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood. According to the Cook Political Report, it is a heavily Democratic-leaning district.

Independent Chrstine Alexandria Olivo trailed with 4% of the vote.

See below for live results as the ballots are counted on Election Night, Nov. 3:




Frederica Wilson*(D)
Lavern Spicer(R)
Christine Alexandria Olivo
100% of Precincts Reporting

(866 / 866)

Among many bills she proposed in her time in Congress, this past July, Wilson introduced the Masks for All Act, which would require the use of face masks in all public spaces and outside when one cannot maintain a physical distance of six feet or more from anyone who is not a member of the same household. The legislation also calls for increased funding to states through grants to promote universal access to face masks as an emergency response to the national coronavirus pandemic.

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Michelle F. Solomon is the podcast producer/reporter/host of Local 10's original, true-crime podcast The Florida Files and a digital journalist for Local