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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