Brevard County Commissioner Andy Anderson files for House District 53

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After more than six months of consideration, Brevard County District 5 Commissioner Andy Anderson made it official by filing to run for House District 53 in 2016.

State Rep. John Tobia currently holds the District 53 seat, but the Melbourne Beach Republican will be term-limited in 2016. Anderson also cannot run for re-election to the County Commission seat in 2016 due to term limits.

“I know everyone is very “election weary” (I know I am),” Anderson, said in a Facebook post. “However … to put rumors and guessing to rest – here it is: I have filed as a candidate for Florida State Representative – District 53 in 2016 (open seat due to term limits).”

Anderson, a Palm Bay resident, becomes the third Republican candidate to file paperwork to run for the seat.

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