Special election in House 118 pits longtime public servant vs first timer

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the library, there is a special election that ends Tuesday for the Florida House 118 seat to replace Juan Fernandez-Barquin, who was named Miami-Dade Clerk and Comptroller by the governor in June.

The candidates are Democrat Johnny Farias, an electrical contractor and former community councilman in his third attempt at elected office, and Republican Mike Redondo, a personal injury attorney on his first run.

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