Dates set for special elections for three northeast Florida legislative seats

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Special elections for a state Senate and two House seats are set.

Gov. Rick Scott Monday announced the schedule for the elections triggered by Sen. John Thrasher’s resignation. Thrasher resigned Sunday to become president of Florida State University.

Two Republican House members have announced they are running for the Northeast Florida seat Thrasher vacated. House District 17 Rep. Ronald Renuart, R-Ponte Vedra, and Rep. Travis Hutson, R-Elkton, HD 24, are running. Derek Hankerson who lost to Thrasher in the Republican primary earlier this year has said he also intends another run for the seat.

Special primaries for the three seats will be held Jan. 27, 2015 , with the general elections set for April 7.

Renuart and Hutson have submitted resignations from the House that are not effective until the day before the special general election.