Tom A. Wright
|Member of the Florida Senate|
from the 14th district
|Assumed office |
November 6, 2018
|Preceded by||Dorothy Hukill|
|Born||May 16, 1952|
A native of Iowa, Wright moved to Florida in 2004.
Incumbent Dorothy Hukill died of cervical cancer on October 2, 2018, just over a month before the election. A six-member panel of Republican Party officials from Brevard and Volusia counties selected Wright as Hukill's replacement.
Because ballots for the November 6, 2018 general election had already been printed by the time Wright was named as Hukill's replacement, his name did not appear on the ballot; instead, votes for Hukill were counted as votes for Wright.
Wright was elected with 56.33% of the vote, defeating Democrat Melissa "Mel" Martin.
- "The Florida Senate". flsenate.gov. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
- Harper, Mark (11 October 2018). "Republicans tap Tom Wright of New Smyrna to replace Dorothy Hukill in Senate race". Daytona Beach News-Journal. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
- "Florida Election Watch - State Senator". floridaelectionwatch.gov. Retrieved 17 December 2018.