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Candidates qualify to replace Fasano in House

Now that qualifying has ended, the ballot is set to replace former Rep. Mike Fasano, who stepped down from his House seat to become Pasco County's tax collector.

The three-way Republican primary will be held Sept. 17. The candidates are: Bill Gunter, Jeromy Harding and Jim Mathieu. The winner will face Democrat Amanda Murphy in the Oct. 15 general election.

All of the candidates except Mathieu currently live outside of District 36 but must must move to the area by the general election to meet the requirement that legislators live in the district they represent.

Read more about the qualifying for Fasano's seat, including one candidate who was disqualified at the ninth hour, here.