February 11, 2013
A dozen incumbents and five other potential candidates have filed paperwork during the past week to join the growing list of people planning to run for the House in 2014, according to the state Division of Elections website. The incumbents are Rep. Halsey Beshears, R-Monticello, in District 7; Rep. Lake Ray, R-Jacksonville, in District 12; Rep. Marlene O'Toole, R-Lady Lake, in District 33; Rep. Neil Combee, R-Polk City, in District 39; Rep. Randolph Bracy, D-Orlando, in District 45; Rep. Larry Ahern, R-Seminole, in District 66; Rep. Kevin Rader, D-Delray Beach, in District 81; Rep. Larry Lee, Jr., D-Port St. Lucie, in District 84; Rep. Mark Pafford, D-West Palm Beach, in District 86; Rep. Dave Kerner, D-Lake Worth, in District 87; Rep. George Moraitis, R-Fort Lauderdale, in District 93; and Rep. Michael Bileca, R-Miami, in District 115. The non-incumbents filing the paperwork were Apopka Republican Terri Seefeldt in District 31; Kissimmee Republican Carlos Irizarry in District 43; Ocoee Republican Ronney Roger Oliveira in District 44; Palm Bay Democrat Santa Isabel Wright in District 53; and Hollywood Democrat Elaine Geller in District 99. Two incumbent senators also signaled during the past week that they plan to run again in 2016. Those incumbents are Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, in District 11, and Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, in District 15. Filing the paperwork, at least in part, allows candidates to raise campaign contributions.
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