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Newly-elected Simon files to run again in 2024

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Newly-elected Republican state Sen. Corey Simon of Tallahassee has filed to run again in two years.

Simon was elected to represent North Florida's Senate District 3 — which stretches across 13 counties — after defeating Democratic incumbent Loranne Ausley.

In Simon's first term, he'll serve two years instead of four, due to recent changes to the state’s Senate district lines.

Data from the state Division of Elections shows he opened a campaign account to seek reelection in 2024.

Simon, who has coached school-aged children in the Big Bend Pop Warner program, was recently appointed to lead the Senate Education Pre-K—12 Committee.

The freshman senator will serve two years instead of four due to recent changes to the state’s Senate district lines. Lawmakers redrew the state's legislative maps earlier this year to adjust for population changes over the last decade. Senate District 3 became less Democratic-leaning after the new lines were drawn, with the elimination of Calhoun County and the addition of Suwannee, Lafayette and Dixie Counties.

Senate District 3 covers Gadsden, Liberty, Gulf, Leon, Wakulla, Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Hamilton, Suwannee, Lafayette and Dixie Counties.

Valerie Crowder hosts and produces state and local newscasts during All Things Considered. Her reporting on local government and politics has received state and regional award recognition. She has also contributed stories to NPR newscasts.