Election News

Ayala to Challenge Moody for Florida AG

  • Aramis Ayala, a former state attorney, has won the Democratic primary race for AG, and will face incumbent AG Ashley Moody, a Republican, in the fall general election. Ayala prevailed with 44.7% percent of the vote, with Santa Rosa Beach attorney Daniel Uhlfelder coming in second with 28.2%.
  • Ayala was the first Black elected state attorney in Florida, and was elected in the 9th Judicial Circuit in Orange and Osceola counties. During her first term, she publicly announced she would not seek the death penalty for convicted murderers, prompting Governor Rick Scott to remove those cases from her office.
  • With Florida decided, the last remaining AG primary this year is the Massachusetts primary set for September 6, in which three Democratic candidates are vying for the seat AG Maura Healey opened up to run for governor. Find out more about the candidates here.
  • For more information on these and other state AG races, visit our 2022 State AG Elections Insider.