Scott Plakon files for re-election in HD 29

It's been a big month for Plakon.

Republican state Rep. Scott Plakon has filed for re-election in Florida House District 29, seeking a sixth term representing parts of Seminole County.

Plakon served two terms in House District 30 from 2008-12 and then came back in House District 29, first being elected in 2014.

It’s been a big month for the conservative Republican and publisher from Longwood. On Feb. 3 the widower announced his engagement to Central Florida real estate agent Rachel Saunders. Plakon’s wife Susie Plakon died last summer after a long and courageous struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Last fall Plakon squeaked by for re-election, defeating Democrat Tracey Kagan 51-49.

Scott Powers

Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at [email protected].


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