Orange County Democratic Party Vice Chair and Attorney Nuren Haider has filed to run for the Florida House District 44 special election. The seat became open when Governor Rick Scott appointed former Representative Eric Eisnaugle to the Fifth District Court of appeals.
“It’s time for change and time we focus on the real issues facing our community” began Haider “We need a new voice, a strong voice, in Tallahassee that represents the values that are held dearest to us. I am running because Florida has continued to fail our children by defunding education, not helping working families with medicaid expansion, and maintaining a deplorable track record on the environment. I will work tirelessly to solve these issues by fighting for a stronger healthcare system that does not burden the working class and protecting our environment by incentivizing solar energy. I am a candidate that’s in it to make lasting positive change that will help all Floridians now, and make it a brighter future for and all future generations. Because while there might be differences between our backgrounds, our beliefs, or our ideas, we are in this together.”
The seat consists of parts of West Orange county including areas like Winter Garden and Windermere. Despite Republicans holding the seat for the last several years, Democrats have recently made a push to register voters in the area. Haider joins Paul Chandler in the Democratic primary. On the other side, there is a wide field of Republicans also seeking the seat.
The primary special election will take place on August 15th. The general special election will take place on October 10th.