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Jack Latvala running for state Senate



From Bay Buzz:  Former state Sen. Jack Latvala just announced he's running for the seat of Sen. LatvalaCharlie 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.


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 5:55pm]


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