Leo Valentín wins Republican primary for US House District 7

Valentín set to challenge Democratic Incumbent Rep. Stephanie Murphy in November election

Leo Valentín. (WKMG)

UPDATE: Leo Valentín was declared the winner of Tuesday’s primary with 38% of the votes.

Original story below:

Florida’s primary election is Aug. 18 and News 6 wants to help you get to know the candidates of the U.S. House District 7 race before you cast your vote.





Leo Valentin (R)
Richard Goble (R)
Yukong Zhao (R)
100% of Precincts Reporting

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District 7 encompasses Orange and Seminole counties. The winner of the primary will take on Democratic Incumbent U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy in November.

[2020 VOTER GUIDE: Everything you need to know ahead of Florida’s primary election]

Let’s get to know more about the candidates voters can expect to see on their ballots.

Richard Goble

Richard Goble. (WKMG)

Goble was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He earned an undergraduate degree from Wright State University in 1985. Goble also attended Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. Goble’s career experience includes working in politics as well as being a founder of the Financial Industry Association. Goble has served as a co-founder with the Young Republicans of Boca Raton.

Click here to learn more about Goble’s campaign for U.S. House District 7.

Leo Valentín

Leo Valentín. (WKMG)

Valentín is a medical doctor who runs a radiology practice in Orlando. Valentín says that through his upbringing and career as a physician, he has learned the “importance of promoting local economies, strengthening communities, making quality health care affordable and protecting hardworking families from an overbearing government.” Valentín has an extensive education. Most notably, he attended Harvard Medical School.

Click or tap here to learn more about Valentín’s career and election campaign.

YuKong Zhao

YuKong Zhao. (WKMG)

Zhao was born in Kunming, China. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1986 and a graduate degree from the University of South Carolina in 1996. Zhao had previously worked as a director of global planning at Siemens Energy, Inc. He co-founded and was president of the Asian American Coalition for Education.

Learn more about Zhao’s career and election campaign here.

You can learn more about the primary and what races you can expect to see on your ballot with ClickOrlando.com’s complete 2020 voter guide.