Sen. Hays confirms plans to run for Lake County elections post
Confirming months of speculation, Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, has notified state elections officials that he plans to run for Lake County supervisor of elections this fall.
The News Service of Florida reports that Hays, who has served in the Senate since 2010, had raised about $274,000 through January for a Senate re-election bid, but he gave notice Monday of a change in plans.
"Please change your records to reflect my decision to transfer from being a candidate for Senate District 11 to being a candidate for local office,'' Hays said in a brief letter to the office of Secretary of State Ken Detzner.
The Lake County Supervisor of Elections website also now lists Hays as one of five candidates for supervisor of elections.