TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott has set a special election to replace former Florida state Sen. Tony Hill, a Jacksonville Democrat.
Hill resigned his District 1 seat earlier this month to take a newly created job as Jacksonville's director of federal policy.
Scott on Friday set a special primary for Sept. 20 and a special general election for Oct. 18.
So far, former state Reps. Terry Fields and Audrey Gibson, both Democrats, have announced plans to run.
Hill's primary duty in his new position is to bring federal dollars to Jacksonville.
It was created by Jacksonville's recently elected mayor, Alvin Brown.
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