District 64 Residents Without Representation
Tuesday was the deadline for candidates to enter the House District 64 race for a special election. It means residents of this district won't have anyone looking out for their interests in Tallahassee during the upcoming legislative session.
The previous incumbent, Republican James Grant, and write-in candidate Donald Mathews are running again to be House District 64’s next representative. Mathews was not eligible to run because he was not living inside the district at the time of qualifying. This district covers northwest Hillsborough and eastern Pinellas.
Craig Latimer, Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections said Tampa Engineer Miriam Steinberg, also a Republican, did not qualify this time for the race.
He said nobody will be seated in District 64 until April, meaning district residents won’t have anyone in the state House of Representatives until next year.
The special primary is set for Feb. 10, and a special general election is on April 21 - after the end of the legislative session.