La Rosa to replace Horner on ballot for state representative

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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.