Nine qualify in HD 17 & 24 races; write-in closes HD 17 GOP primary

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The field is set for special elections for two Florida House of Representative seats. Three candidates will compete in a Republican primary for House District 17; Republican Ronald Renuart currently represents the St. Johns County seat.

St. Johns County Commissioner Cyndi Stevenson, attorney John Capra who ran against Renuart in 2008 and businessman Mike Davis who challenged Renuart in 2012 will face off in a Jan. 27 primary for the GOP nomination.

Mary Anne Boczek qualified Monday as a write in candidate, closing the primary to only Republican registered voters and forcing an April 7 general election.

Status of NPA candidate Judy Stevens was listed as “active” Tuesday afternoon after the noon deadline. It was unclear whether officials were still reviewing the paperwork.

Four Republicans are seeking the seat being vacated by Rep. Travis Hutson. House District 24 takes in Flagler and parts of Volusia and St. Johns counties.

Paul Renner who earlier this year lost by two votes a Republican primary for a Jacksonville-area seat has moved south and will go against Danielle Anderson, an officer of the Flagler Republican Club, St. Augustine businessman Sheamus John McNeeley and  former St. Johns County Commissioner Ron Sanchez.

The winner of the GOP primary will face Democrat Adam Morley in the April 7 special election.