The News Service of Florida reports that former state Rep. Mike Hill, R-Pensacola, has opened a campaign account to try to return to the House in 2018, according to information posted Thursday on the Florida Division of Elections website.
Hill was first elected to the Florida House in 2013 in a special election after Rep. Clay Ford suddenly passed away. In 2016, he ran unsuccessfully for the Florida Senate against Doug Broxson. His campaign was dealt a blow with it was discovered that his family lived outside of District 2 in Marcus Point subdivision. Hill had claimed on his paperwork with Florida House that he lived at Portofino on Pensacola Beach.
Hill is now running for House District 1, which includes the Marcus Point residence. Rep. Clay Ingram cannot seek re-election next year in the district because of term limits.
Republican Rebekah Bydlak and Democrat Vikki Garrett also have opened accounts to run for the Ingram seat.