Two incumbents, two newcomers file to run for Legislature in 2014

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Two incumbents and two newcomers have filed papers this week to run for House seats in 2014, according to the state Division of Elections website.

The incumbents are Rep. Tom Goodson in District 50, and Rep. Gwyn Clarke-Reed in District 92. The newcomers are Eustis Republican Randy Glisson in District 31 and Pinellas Park Republican Joshua Simeon Black in District 68.

Glisson would seek to replace Rep. Bryan Nelson, an Apopka Republican who will face term limits in 2014, while Black would challenge Rep. Dwight Dudley.

Also filing papers recently was Fritz Jackson Seide, an Orlando Republican who would challenge Sen. Geraldine Thompson in Senate District 12.

Meanwhile, Sen. Joseph Abruzzo, D-Royal Palm Beach, filed papers to run in 2016 in Senate District 25.

Even further out, Venice Republican Doug Holder has taken the first step toward running in 2018 in Senate District 28. Filing the papers, at least in part, allows candidates to raise money for the campaigns.

Via The News Service of Florida.

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