The race for Mike Fasano’s House seat is shaping up with two
Republicans and a Democrat now in the running.
The Democratic Party just announced its pick for the seat in New Port Richey’s Amanda Murphy, according to TBO.com. Murphy, a vice president of investments for Raymond James Financial, will face off against the winner of the Republican primary in the Oct. 15 special election.
The two Republicans who have come forward to seek the seat are Bill Gunter and Jim Mathieu. Which one will face Murphy will be decided during a Sept. 17 primary election.
Fasano, a longtime West Pasco political leader, stepped down from his House seat to take over the top spot at the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office. His appointment by Gov. Rick Scott left a vacancy in the state’s House of Representatives.
Only Pasco voters in Fasano’s House District 36 are eligible to vote in the primary and special elections. Full details about who is eligible to cast a vote are available on the Pasco County Supervisor of Election’s website.
To find out more about Murphy, read TBO’s full story here.
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