It appears state Rep. Greg Steube will come out ahead in the Republican primary for state Senate in District 23, with professor Frank Alcock securing the Democrtaic nomination.

Steube, according to the Florida Division of Elections unofficial results, is leading the GOP field with 14,002 votes to former state Rep. Doug Holder's 11,870 and former Sarasota County Commissioner Nora Patterson's 11,526. State Rep. Ray Pilon has 6,573 and businessman Rick Levine has 1,386. On the Democrat side, Alcock leads newcomer Frank Cirillo with 16,525 votes to 11,507.