Corley seeks another term as Pasco elections supervisor
Pasco Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley filed campaign papers Thursday morning to seek re-election in 2016.
Corley, a Republican, was appointed to the job in 2007 by Gov. Charlie Crist to fill the vacancy after Crist named then-Elections Supervisor Kurt Browning as Florida secretary of state. Corley, 45, defeated Democrat Patricia Carroll in 2008 and ran unopposed four years ago. The current president of the Florida State Association of Supervisor of Elections, Corley was instrumental in working with the Legislature to authorize online voter registration beginning in 2017.
Corley announced his candidacy via Twitter, something he does for each candidate submitting pre-qualifying papers at his office. This time, however, he wondered if he should do likewise for his own candidacy and ended up conferring with his teen-age daughter, Sarah, a high school sophomore.
“She said, ‘If you do it for everyone else, you should do it yourself,’ ’’ Corley said.