Political ripples are typical in Florida, where term limits often keep officials on the hunt for their next gig.

The list already includes county mayor candidates like County Commissioner Carlos Gimenez, Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina, and former state Rep. Marcelo Llorente. State Rep. Esteban Bovo and Rafael Perez, a former aide to Sen. Marco Rubio, have announced their interest in the commission seat. All five are Republicans.

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