Two candidates have qualified for the June special election to fill the vacant state representative from House District #7.
Marti Coley, widow of State Rep. David Coley of Marianna who died of cancer last month, is the only Republican to qualify during the day and a half qualifying period for the special election.
Carl Duncan of Marianne will be the only Democrat in the race. That eliminates the need for a special primary election.
Panama City Beach political activist John Caylor had pre-qualified by petition, but failed to meet Friday's noon deadline.
Voters go to the polls in a general election on June 14 to elect either Coley or Duncan.
House District 7 stretches from Leon County (Tallahassee) on the east all the way to Ft. Walton Beach in Okaloosa County on the west.
The district covers parts of nine different counties.