Second Democrat To Seek Sarasota House Seat
A second Democratic candidate has opened a campaign account to run in a special election for the House seat vacated by former state Rep. Alex Miller, R-Sarasota.
Sarasota Democrat Ruta Jouniari filed the paperwork this week to seek the House District 72 seat, according to the state Division of Elections website.
Sarasota Democrat Margaret Good opened a campaign account last week.
The race also includes Longboat Key Republican James Buchanan and Sarasota Libertarian Alison Foxall.
Miller resigned effective Sept. 1, citing family and business obligations.
A special primary election is scheduled Dec. 5, while the special general election will be held Feb. 13.