MIAMI (CBS4/AP) — Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle now knows who she will face off against to keep her job come November.

Three candidates filed by Friday’s deadline to take on Fernandez Rundle. The Democratic prosecutor has held the post since 1993 and was re-elected without opposition in 2008.

Taking her on in the August Democratic primary will be defense attorney Roderick Vereen, who previously ran an unsuccessful race for Congress. Vereen is best known for representing one of the defendants in the so-called “Liberty City Seven” terrorism case.

All three candidates seeking to oust Fernandez Rundle are black. This is seen as symbolic due to the rise in deadly police involved shootings in primarily black neighborhoods.

Attorneys Omar Malone and Michele Samaroo also filed to run as write-in candidates. That means they won’t participate in the primary and their names won’t appear on the fall ballot.

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