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Freshman Rep. Kosmas Draws Challenger in Florida

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Karen Diebel

Republican Winter Park City Commissioner Karen Diebel announced Wednesday she has filed to run against Florida Democratic Rep. Suzanne M. Kosmas in the 24th District.

“I am not a career politician,” Diebel said in a statement. “I am a mother who wants to ensure a bright future for my three children. I am a businesswoman who wants to create local jobs.” Diebel has served as commissioner since March 2007 and is an executive director at Verizon Business.  

Multiple Republicans had been floated as potential 2010 candidates for the seat, including state Reps. Dorothy L. Hukill and Sandy Adams, but they have not indicated an intention to run.

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