John Mica easily wins GOP primary over three others with 72.2% vote districtwide

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Congressman Jon Mica wins GOP primary / Headline Surfer®DELTONA -- Congressman John Mica easily won the GOP primary over three others with 72.2 percent districtwide.

The Republican from Winter Park had four times as many votes as second place finisher, David Smith, who had 18.7 percent of the votes, followed by Don Oehlrich with 5.1 percent and Kelly Shirley with 4 percent.

In terms of the actual votes, Mica had 32,076, Smith 8,312, Oehlrich 2,284 and Shirley 1,785.

In Volusia County, where Mica represents DeBary, Deltona and Orange City, he received 74.9 percent of the overall votes, with Smith second at 16.09 percent, followed by Shirley with 4.83 percent and Oehlrich with 4.1 percent.

Here were the Volusia County vote totals for each of the candidates: Mica with 5,753, Smith with 1,235, Shirley with 371 and Oehlrich with 315.

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Here are the voting totals in Tuesday's primary in Volusia County showing Congressman John Mica, R-Winter Park, winning easily over three GOP challengers.

Mica will face Democrat Wes Neuman in the November general elections.

Neuman, of Longwood, who has not held public office at any level, was unopposedin his own party. 

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Here is a map of Congressman John Mica's district, which includes DeBary, Deltona and Orange City in Volusia County, all of Seminole County and parts of Orange County.


John Mica's base salary in Congress is $165,000. His financial disclosure sheet for 2005 showed assets of between $2.6 and $4.7 million, additional income between $37,000 and $130,000.

Did You Know? 

In the 2012 election, John Mica’s total amount of money raised was $1.953 million where he easily defeated fellow incumbent Sandy Adams in the newly created 7th Congressional district GOP primary, 61-39 percent, and then went on to win in the general election against Democrat Jason Kendall, 59%-41 percent.

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