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Ingoglia, former Florida GOP chair, tees up Senate campaign

The state Senate seat will be open because Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, faces term limits.
Florida Rep. Blaise Ingoglia debates an amendment during a legislative session, Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Florida Rep. Blaise Ingoglia debates an amendment during a legislative session, Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) [ WILFREDO LEE | AP ]
Published Jul. 20

Rep. Blaise Ingoglia, a former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, will run for the state Senate in 2022.

Ingoglia, R-Spring Hill, opened a campaign account Monday to run in what is now Senate District 10, according to the state Division of Elections website.

The seat will be open because Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, faces term limits.

The district currently is made up of Citrus, Hernando and part of Pasco counties, though boundaries — and potentially the district number — will change before the 2022 elections because of the once-a-decade reapportionment process.

Ingoglia is chairman of the House Commerce Committee and cannot run again for his House seat because of term limits.

Former Sen. John Legg, R-New Port Richey, also has an open campaign account in Senate District 10.

Meanwhile, Jacksonville City Council member Reggie Gaffney, a Democrat, opened a campaign account last week to run in 2022 in Duval County’s Senate District 6. The seat will be open because Sen. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville, faces term limits.