Already? Sen. John Legg, Rep. Ken Roberson file for re-election

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The 2012 election is not a week old and …

State Rep. Ken Roberson, R-Port Charlotte, filed papers this week that are an initial step toward seeking re-election in 2014, while Rep. Jim Waldman, D-Coconut Creek, said he plans to run for the Senate in 2016.

Roberson, who was unopposed this year, indicated he will seek another term in House District 75.

Waldman, who will face term limits in 2014, filed papers to run in Senate District 29. Sen. Jeremy Ring, D-Margate, won re-election Tuesday in the district, but he will be term-limited in 2016.

The state Division of Elections website also shows that Sen-elect John Legg, R-New Port Richey, filed paperwork last month to run in Senate District 17 in 2016. Legg, who has served in the House since 2004, was elected to the Senate seat in a Republican primary in August. He did not face opposition during this week’s elections.

Rep. Jim Waldman, who will face term limits in 2014, filed papers to run in Senate District 29. Sen. Jeremy Ring, D-Margate, won re-election Tuesday in the district, but he will be term-limited in 2016.

Filing the paperwork, at least in part, allows candidates to raise campaign contributions.

Material from the News Service of Florida was used in this report.

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