Yesterday, September 25, 2017, Libertarian Party of Florida candidate Alison Foxall submitted more than enough petitions to qualify to be on the ballot in Florida’s special election to fill Florida House District 72’s empty seat. The office has gone vacant after Alexandra Miller resigned and a new candidate will be elected on February 13, 2018. Foxall will face other qualified candidates in the special election. Foxall will face other qualified candidates in the special election which will not be known until the end of the qualification period which ends at the close of business tomorrow. Foxall may be the first to qualify which can be done either through paying the qualifying fee or getting enough petitions signed by voters in District 72.
As of the publication of this article, there are five contenders who have filed to run in the special election. If they all qualify, then this is what will happen: Republicans James Buchanan and Alexandra Coe will face off in the primary election on December 5, 2017, as would Democrats Margaret Good and Ruta Jouniari. The two winners of those primaries will face Foxall in the February 13, 2018, special election.
Cloe is a former Libertarian herself, so if she beats Buchanan in the Republican District 72 primary, it will provide some interesting candidate forums between herself and Foxall. Coe did support controversial former Libertarian Party U.S. Senate candidate Augustus Invictus saying he “is a fine example of a principled rising libertarian.” Invictus has since left the Libertarian Party and is registered with the Republican Party with plans to run for public office under their banner.