Gov. Rick Scott Friday scheduled a special primary and special election to fill the House seat that was held by former Rep. Eric Eisnaugle of Windermere..
Eisnaugle resigned his House District 44 seat, which covers the western end of Orange County, after being appointed by the governor to the Florida’s 5th District Court of Appeals.
In his executive order, Scott called for a special primary election to be held on August 15 with a special election to follow on October 10.
This is the third set of special elections called by Scott to fill vacant legislative seats.
He set a special primary elections for July 25 and special elections for September 26 to fill two vacant legislative seats in Miami-Dade County.
Frank Artiles resigned from the Senate District 40 earlier this year after making racial slurs while having drinks with a couple of his colleagues at a private Tallahassee club.
Rep. Jose Felix Diaz then stepped down from the House District 116 seat after announcing he planned to run for Artiles former seat.