County commision District 2 race features familiar faces

The race for the Alachua County Commission District 2 seat features candidates who have run for public office before — but not for the seat they now are seeking.

Randy Wells, a Gainesville city commissioner from 2010 to 2016, will face off against {RL Endorsed} Marihelen Wheeler, who has run twice for a seat in the Florida House and in 2014 ran against Ted Yoho for a seat in the U.S. House.

The two are seeking the nomination in the Democratic Primary. Early voting starts Saturday, with the contest settled on Aug. 28. The winner will then face three challengers not aligned with a major party in the November general election.