Republican officials in Duval and Clay Counties have selected Jacksonville City Council member Daniel Davis to succeed state Rep. Jennifer Carroll in the House. Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott designated Rep. Carroll as the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor after the August 24 primary election.

Rep. Carroll's designation as the lieutenant governor candidate created a vacancy in the Republican nomination for her 13th House district seat, and the state Republican committee members from the two counties included in the district had the responsibility of designating a nominee. They unanimously chose Mr. Davis, who has been a member of the Jacksonville City Council since 2003.

Mr. Davis is unopposed and will take office immediately after the November 2 general election.