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.

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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.

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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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