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.