Jack Nobles becomes first candidate to officially file for special election in House District 2

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Republican Jack Nobles, a former longtime Pensacola city councilman, has become the first candidate to officially file to run in the special election for House District 2. Nobles turned in his paperwork in person this afternoon to the Florida Division of Elections.

Advising Nobles’ campaign is a powerhouse team of GOP operatives which includes Chip Case and Andy Palmer of Capitol Solutions, Ryan Wiggins of Full Contact Strategies, and Rick Wilson of Intrepid Media.

Nobles, a 60-year-old local banker, was first elected to the Pensacola City Council in 1994.

Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday scheduled a May 14 special primary election and a June 11 special general election to replace Rep. Clay Ford, a Gulf Breeze Republican who died last month after a battle with cancer.

Earlier this morning, George Scarborough, the brother of former U.S. Rep. Joe Scarborough, announced he was not running for House District 2.

Ed Gray III, a former Gulf Breeze mayor and city councilman, announced last week that he intend to run for the seat, but he has yet to officially file for this seat. 


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