The proposed new district is built around the city of Apopka.
Orange County NAACP President Tiffany Hughes, a Democrat, is the first candidate to file for what is expected to be the new House District 39 serving northwestern Orange County and western Seminole County.
Hughes, 31, of Longwood, filed in anticipation that the redistricting map approved by the House will be the new map for the 2022 election.
Hughes and her husband, Kenneth Hughes, own KBI Staffing Solutions, a staffing firm on Orlando’s East Side. Last year, she was elected president of the Orange County Branch of the NAACP. She also is vice chair of the Orlando Certification Appeals Board, and a member of the Orange County Community Development Advisory Board.
She filed her candidacy in HD 39 late last week and already has received the endorsement of Ruth’s List, the organization backing Democratic women running in Florida.