Katherine Waldron leads four-way Democratic Primary contest for HD 93

Businesswoman Katherine Waldron appears to have advanced by her closest competitor by 132 votes, or 0.94% of the 14,076 votes cast in a four-way Democratic Primary contest for an open seat representing inland Palm Beach County’s House District 93.

But the results were not official as of Tuesday evening, and Waldron’s closest competitor had not conceded late Tuesday. 

A recount is triggered when the margin between the top vote totals is less than or equal to .5% of the total votes. “I am getting many calls of congratulations,” Waldron said.

With all 77 precincts reporting at 10:20 p.m., Waldron secured 32.25% of the vote compared to 30.32% for Shelly Lariz Albright, 28% for Tom Valeo and 11% for Seth Densen.

Waldron, if she’s finalized as the winner, will compete in November with the Republican, Dr. Saulis Banionis, 

 in the General Election to represent the district that covers parts of unincorporated Palm Beach County, Wellington and portions of Greenacres and western Boynton Beach.

A Democrat, though, is likely to claim the seat. Voters in this district went for President Joe Biden over Donald Trump in 2020 by more than 10 points, according to Matt Isbell of MCI Maps.

Among the candidates in this field, Waldron, a businesswoman, raised the most and staked the most cash in her effort to go to Tallahassee.