Longtime Republican lawmaker Thad Altman has drawn a primary challenger as he seeks re-election to the House next year. Melbourne Republican Matt Nye has opened a campaign account to challenge the Indialantic Republican in 2018 in Brevard County’s House District 52, according to the state Division of Elections website.
Altman was elected to the seat in 2016 after serving eight years in the Senate and an earlier five-year stint in the House.
Meanwhile, in South Florida, Ocean Ridge Democrat James Bonfiglio has become the fourth candidate to open a campaign account to try to succeed term-limited Rep. Bill Hager, a Delray Beach Republican, in Palm Beach County’s House District 89.
Bonfiglio joined fellow Democrat Ryan Rossi and Republicans Matt Spritz and Tommy Zeichman in planning to run for the seat next year.
Republished with the permission of the News Service of Florida.