Tampa’s ABC affiliate reports:
A seat in the Florida House sits empty following the resignation of Rep. Joe Harding amid accusations of lying to get a pandemic Payment Protection Program loan for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
To fill the seat, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a special election would be held, with the primary coming in March, with the full election in May for Florida’s House District 24.
Harding, who faces a federal indictment for applying to get “more than $150,000” from the U.S. Small Business Administration, represented Marion County in the Florida House of Representatives.
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Special election dates are now set to replace former Florida Rep. Joe Harding.
— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA) December 21, 2022