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Hialeah lawmaker files for Miami-Dade run

State Rep. Esteban Bovo, a Hialeah Republican, has submitted paperwork to run for the Miami-Dade County Commission.

He will be seeking to represent the Hialeah-Miami Lakes district left vacant by former Commissioner Natacha Seijas, who was ousted in stunning fashion in a recall last week that also threw Mayor Carlos Alvarez out of office. Bovo is the first person to launch a bid for the seat, though others have been rumored to be mulling over campaigns.

Bovo will likely have to resign from office, creating a legislative vacancy that has already drawn at least three candidates.

We are attempting to reach Bovo for comment.