PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Ted Deutch is the projected winner for Florida’s 22nd Congressional District. His Republican opponent, James Pruden, had a good showing, but wasn’t able to overtake the Democratic incumbent.
Deutch is a career Congressman where he is the Chairman of the House Ethics Committee and a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee and of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where he serves as the Chairman of the Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism Subcommittee.
“It’s an incredible honor for me to represent South Florida, to stand up for people’s values and know that the people I represent are trusting me for another two years,” Deutsch said about the results. “I’m really really grateful for everyone who went out there and voted for me and gave me this opportunity and I’m going to work to make sure they’re proud of the work I do and the partnership we get to have together.”
His priorities as a member of Congress representing South Florida include promoting economic opportunity, reducing the influence of big money in elections, gun violence prevention, fighting for full equality for all, and advancing the security interests of the United States, Israel, and its allies.
See below for live results as the ballots are counted on Election Night, Nov. 3:
(271 / 271)
His opponent, Republican James “Jim” Pruden ran on a platform of wage increases for those making less than $100,000 per year by eliminating income tax on overtime wages as a direct benefit to paychecks. He also supported an “America First” approach to immigration, border security and U.S. citizen homelessness and wanted to replace Obamacare with a sensible healthcare system.
Pruden grew up on a cattle farm in southern Maryland, later relocated to Florida, and has been a resident South Florida since 1982. He is a practicing business attorney.
Florida’s 22nd Congressional District includes parts of Broward County and southern Palm Beach County including Boca Raton, West Boca, Parkland, Margate, Fort Lauderdale, part of Pompano Beach, and Coral Springs.