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Miami Beach Commissioner Deede Weithorn to run for FL House

Deede Weithorn
Deede Weithorn

Another Weithorn will again run for District 113 in the Florida House of Representatives.

Miami Beach Commissioner Deede Weithorn has filed to run for the seat her husband Mark Weithorn did not win in 2012, when fellow Democrat David Richardson won the primary and went unchallenged in the general election.

After being re-elected unopposed last year, Richardson has announced he’s running for the District 35 seat in the Florida Senate. That leaves District 113 up for grabs in November 2016.

Deede Weithorn opened her campaign account Jan. 7, around the same time Mark announced his campaign for Miami Beach City Commission.

Deede’s second term expires in November. The lifelong Beach resident and Certified Public Accountant was first elected to the Beach commission in 2007.

It isn’t the first time she’s expressed interest in running to represent the district, which covers Miami Beach, parts of downtown Miami and North Bay Village. Before her husband’s campaign in 2012, she’d originally said she was going to run.

On Tuesday, she told the Miami Herald she feels it’s time for her to make a run at Tallahassee.

“I’ve actually been thinking about this for a number of years,” she said. “Over my career I’ve done a fair amount work in Tallahassee, and I think it’s a natural for me.”

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