Mayor Howard Wiggs is backing Ben Albritton, currently a Florida House member facing term limits. The Wauchula Republican is the only candidate declared so far in the 2018 race. Incumbent Denise Grimsley plans to run for state agriculture commissioner.

Source: FloridaPolitics.com

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