ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - The man chosen to replace state Rep. Mike Horner on the November ballot spoke to WFTV Monday about the race.
Horner was caught up in a prostitution case out of Orange County.
Michael La Rosa,
now a for candidate Florida House District 52, pointed out that it's an uphill battle with Election Day just 36 days away.
La Rosa is a local realtor who was raised in Osceola County. He has a wife and three kids and described himself as a conservative, who will focus on job creation in Tallahassee.
La Rosa was picked from a list of five finalist contenders who were interviewed over the weekend.
"I feel that I am ready," said La Rosa.
Horner's name will remain on the ballot, but a vote for Horner will actually be a vote for La Rosa.