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TALLHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – At least six Democrats have filed paperwork this week to run for Florida House seats currently held by Miami-Dade County Republicans, according to the state Division of Elections website.

The Miami-Dade Democratic Party announced the candidates Tuesday, and they appeared on the state website Wednesday.

In District 105, which also includes parts of Broward and Collier counties, Democrat Carlos Pereira filed to challenge Rep. Carlos Trujillo, R-Miami.

In District 111, Democrat Mariano Corcilli filed to run for a seat that will be vacated by term-limited Rep. Eddy Gonzalez, R-Hialeah. Republicans Alberto Amador, Alexander Anthony and Bryan Avila also have filed to run in District 111.

Meanwhile, in District 115, Democrat Kristopher Decossard filed to run against Rep. Michael Bileca, R-Miami. Also entering the District 115 race last week was no-party candidate Guillermo Viamonte, Jr. In District 116, Democrat Juan Carlos Cuba filed to run against Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, R-Miami.

In District 118, Democrat Omar Rivero filed to run against Rep. Frank Artiles, R-Miami. In District 119, Democrat Milagro Ruiz filed to run against Rep. Jeanette Nunez, R-Miami.

The announcement Tuesday from the Miami-Dade Democratic Party also included Nelson Milian, who filed to run against Rep. Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes, in District 110. The state website lists Milian as a no-party-affiliation candidate. Formal qualifying for state candidates will be held June 16th to June 20th.

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