On Again, Off Again Special Election

Elections officials had originally set May 3 as the date for a special election to replace State Rep. David Coley of Marianna, who died last week of cancer.

The May 3 date has now been put on hold after Gov. Jeb Bush expressed concerns about having the election while the Legislature was in regular session.

The governor, the Division of Elections and the Florida House are working to set another election date for the House District 7 seat.

The district includes parts of counties stretching from Tallahassee on the east, and Ft. Walton Beach on the west.