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Libertarian candidate Alison Foxall to qualify by petition for HD 72 seat

Libertarian candidate Alison Foxall says she will personally deliver nearly 500 signed petitions to the Sarasota Supervisor of Elections office Monday afternoon to qualify to run in the special election in House District 72.

Foxall is one of five candidates who have entered the race since freshman Republican Alex Miller abruptly announced her resignation a month ago. Republicans James Buchanan and Alexandra Coe and Democrats Ruta Jouniari and Margaret Good make up the rest of the field.

Foxall runs Gobble Logic, a digital web marketing agency, and was recently elected to the Libertarian Party of Florida‘s director-at-large position.

More than two dozen campaign volunteers went door to door collecting petitions over the past ten days to get the 305 signatures required for Foxall to qualify.

“It was challenging,” Foxall said about gathering the petitions signatures. “When we started petitioning, I didn’t have power restored yet at my home, thanks to Irma. But my team and I persevered and got the job done. I knocked on a lot of doors this weekend, sometimes in the rain. Many people that I talked to were excited, not only because I’m not a part of the old establishment Republican and Democrat parties, but also because I was genuinely their neighbor down the road.”

The primary election for HD 72 will take place December 5, with the general election to follow on February 13.

The deadline for candidates to enter the race is Sept. 28.

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Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served five years as political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. Mitch also was assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley and is a San Francisco native who has lived in Tampa since 2000. Mitch can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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