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2nd candidate emerges to fill Cord Byrd’s Florida House seat

Florida House District 11 is shown in green.
Florida House District 11 is shown in green. (Florida Division of Elections)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With state Rep. Cord Byrd, R-Neptune Beach, planning to run for the Senate in 2022, a second candidate has emerged to seek his Northeast Florida House seat that currently covers parts of Duval and Nassau counties.

Hilliard Republican Bo Wade Hodges opened a campaign account this week to run in what is now House District 11, according to the state Division of Elections website. The filing came a week after Jacksonville Beach Republican Heath Brockwell opened an account for the race.

The district boundaries -- and potentially the number -- will change before the 2022 elections because of the once-a-decade reapportionment process.