Pat Frank appears to be one of the last potential Hillsborough County incumbent to file paperwork indicating she plans to run again. And it could be a couple of months yet before she makes a decision on whether to do so.
Frank, 82, a Democrat completing her second term as Clerk of the Circuit Court, had open-heart surgery late last year at the Cleveland Clinic to repair a mitral valve. She's still recovering and works from home quite a bit. She says she may have to have a second procedure. Until that time, she said, she can't make a call on whether to run again.
"I hate to be so iffy about it," Frank said. "But that's the way it is."
So far, just one person, Republican Scott Barrish, has filed to run for the office. But he did not raise any money in his first quarter since declaring.