Waters joins state Senate race
As expected, Leslie Waters, vice mayor of Seminole and former Florida House member, joined the field for the state Senate in 2012. The Republican filed to run in seat that Sen. Dennis Jones, R-Treasure Island, will give up due to term limits.
State Rep. Jim Frishe, R-St. Petersburg, filed earlier this year for the race. Though the district lines won't be firmed up until redistricting is done, the moves give them an early start organizing for the campaign.
Waters was in the House from 1998 to 2006.