From the Florida Current: Three Republicans will jostle for vacated House seat

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From the Florida Current: Three Republicans and a write-in candidate have qualified for the House District 110 seat that was vacated by former Rep. Esteban Bovo. Bovo resigned from his legislative seat in order to run for the Miami-Dade County Commission.

The candidates who will square off in the May 24 primary include Republicans Frank Lago, Rafael ?alph?Perez and Jose Oliva. The winner will run against write-in candidate Antonio Moreno in the June 28 general election.

Lago is chief of staff for Sweetwater Mayor Manny Marono, who was one of Gov. Rick Scott? early supporters and backed him in the GOP primary for governor.

Perez was a top aide to Marco Rubio when Rubio was House speaker. Perez has run unsuccessfully for the House before, losing to Erik Fresen in the 2008 primary for House District 111. Oliva is a businessman and a former member of the Hialeah Housing Authority.

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