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After easily winning a special election, West Palm Beach Democrat Tae Edmonds was sworn in Thursday to his seat in the Florida House.
Edmonds, 30, entered the House as lawmakers prepare to vote Monday on a $112 billion budget and end the annual legislative session.
“As one of the youngest state representatives ever elected from Palm Beach County, I am excited to hit the ground running to create the most impact possible with only a few days left in session,” Edmonds said in a prepared statement. “I am extremely fortunate to have an opportunity to vote on Florida’s proposed … budget.”
Edmonds replaced former Rep. Omari Hardy, a West Palm Beach Democrat who resigned to run in a special election for a congressional seat that opened when former U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings died last year. Hardy lost in Democratic primary.