Judge tosses Austin Brownfield candidacy, handing HD 57 seat to Adam Anderson

A Pinellas circuit judge has removed Republican state House candidate Austin Brownfield from contention in House District 57. That means Jensen Beach Republican Adam Anderson now has won a first term in the House unopposed.

Juez Keith Meyer reached a final judgment on Friday that Brownfield was ineligible to run in a Republican Primary.

A new Florida law requires candidates to be registered members of their chosen political party at least 365 days before the beginning of the qualifying period. But Brownfield changed his party registration to Republican in March. The prior July, he had shifted his registration to no party

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