Published: Sep 09, 2010 3:38 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 09, 2010 12:38 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Republican Party has picked Jacksonville City Councilman Daniel Davis to replace Jennifer Carroll in the state House.

Carroll, who lives in Fleming Island, is giving up her legislative seat to run for lieutenant governor as GOP

gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott's running mate.

The party Wednesday announced that six members of the Republican State Executive Committee from Duval and Clay counties selected Davis, who is director of the Northeast Florida Builders Association.

He'll represent District 13, which includes parts of the two counties, without appearing on the Nov. 2 ballot because Carroll had been unopposed for re-election.