The special election for District 64's house seat will now only include one name.
In April, James Grant is the only one whose name will appear on the ballot in the Special Election for House District 64.
"I would say that it's really unfortunate," said Grant.
Miriam Steinberg was originally in the race, but she didn't qualify for the special election. Her husband said she didn't want to pay the filing fee again.
"She wasn't going to pay another filing fee for a special election, she had already lost the election the first time," said Michael Steinberg, Miriam's husband.
The two Republicans ran for the house seat back in November. The write-in wasn't on the ballot, but lawmakers rejected the election results.
The rejection was due to a court battle sparked by Steinberg's husband. He sued because the write-in was not living in the district. But an appeals court ruled the write-in can still run in the race. Now that Steinberg is out, the write-in is the only reason the special election is going forward. The names of write-ins are never on the ballot.
"I don't see how he could possibly win if there's an election," Steinberg said. "A write-in candidate has never won."
Meanwhile, in Carrollwood Village, James Grant's name is still on the marquee as state representative, but there is no office.
"Constituents still call me on my cell phone and say hey I can't find your office and I say that's because we don't have an office right now," Grant said.
And there won't be an office until hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars are spent on the special election.
The special election for District 64 will be held in April. The district includes parts of Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.