Starkey makes her House candidacy official
Starkey told the Gradebook a week ago that she was virtually certain to run for the District 45 position, which comes open because of term limits. She filed with the state Division of Elections six days later. Her press release came Friday.
"I'm looking forward to the challenge of serving the people of Pasco and Pinellas counties," she told the Gradebook.
Unlike her recent School Board election, which she won unopposed, Starkey is likely to face some competition for this position. Richard Corcoran, former chief of staff to one-time House speaker Marco Rubio, has been testing the political waters for a run, and at least one candidate from the Pinellas section of the district is expected to mount a campaign.