Alexandra Coe, previously a candidate for Sarasota County Commission without party affiliation, has filed to run for state House in District 72. Coe is the second Republican to enter the contest, and will face James Buchanan in the Republican Primary on Dec. 5.

Two Democrats, Margaret Good and Ruta Jouniari, have also filed for the election, as has Libertarian Alison Foxall. The special election is set for Feb.13