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Second Democrat To Seek Sarasota House Seat

Florida House of Representatives website

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.

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