Jack Latvala running for state Senate
From Bay Buzz: Former state Sen. Jack Latvala just announced he's running for the seat of Sen. Charlie Justice, D-St Petersburg. Justice recently said he plans to run for Congress in 2010. Latvala, a Republican and a political consultant, served from 1994 to 2002. He says he'd be the first to return to the Senate after departing because of term limits.
"Since the day I left the Senate I’d wanted to go back. I loved being in the Senate. I thought I did a good job," Latvala said.
Reps. Bill Heller and Rick Kriseman have been mentioned as possible candidates on the Democratic side, and former Reps. Kim Berfield and Sandy Murman among Republicans.