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Hays said he chose to run for the county position for several reasons, including the fact it will allow him more time to spend with his family.

Hays, who currently represents a large swath of southern Marion County, said he is familiar with the duties of the position because he has served on the Ethics and Elections Committee in the state Senate.

Hays, who still could run for a two-year term in the Florida Senate, instead filed Monday to replace a legend in Lake County, Supervisor Emogene W. Stegall, who has run the elections office there for 44 years, and worked in the office for 14 years prior to that.