Boston native Christine Hunschofsky wins Dem primary for Florida House seat

According to, Parkland FL Mayor Christine Hunschofsky, a Boston native, has won the Democratic primary in House District 96 Tuesday, Aug 18. An alumna of Boston Latin School, she is the daughter of John McGuire, a well-known Irish community  leader in Boston.

According to the website's report on Tuesday’s unofficial results, Hunschofsky defeated her Democratic opponent, Saima Farooqui, 72%--28%. That pits Hunschofsky against write-in candidate Muhammad Amin in the fall.

Hunschofsky was helped by a last-minute endorsement from Stand With Parkland, an organization created by parents who lost children in the 2018 Parkland shooting. Hunschofsky served as Parkland’s Mayor during that attack, in which 17 people died.

The final election will be Tuesday, Nov. 3