MIAMI (CBS4) – Saying he wants to ‘shake things up’, former Miami-Dade commissioner Joe Martinez has announced that he intends to run against Joe Garcia for his seat in Congress in 2014.

Martinez, a Republican, told CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald that he’s been “meeting with different people and feeling them out, seeing what the level of support will be there.”

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Martinez’s name has been mentioned in political circles in connection with the 26th Congressional District since Garcia, a Democrat, defeated incumbent Republican Rep. David Rivera in November, according to the paper.

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Martinez lost his bid to become Miami-Dade mayor last year. He served on the commission for 12 years.

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CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald contributed to this report.