Primary election • Florida's 1st Congressional District

By : Quick Insurance Guru

Tuesday, 23 August 2022

Democratic congressional candidate Rebekah Jones' name will appear on Tuesday's primary ballot...

By : Quick Insurance Guru

Jones was removed from the ballot due to her not meeting party registration requirements in state law governing candidate eligibility.

Jones, who moved from Florida to Maryland, had registered as a Democrat in that state in April 2021.

Jones appealed the decision and Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal sided with her in 3-0 ruling on Monday.

Jones' request granted:Rebekah Jones allowed back in Democratic congressional race while appeal continues

“Although the Legislature could have included explicit enforcement language in this statute, it didn’t,” the court concluded.

The action means that voters in the Democratic Primary for CD 1 will still be deciding between Jones and fellow Democrat Peggy Schiller

“I am naturally disappointed with the ruling today by the Appellate Court, but I support the decision and will not be appealing based on timing.

The winner of the Democratic Primary will face the winner of the Republican Primary in November. That will likely be incumbent U.S. Rep.