CD 15 is currently held by Republican Dennis Ross.
A Navy veteran who was stationed in Bahrain and now runs GradePower Learning in Valrico, this is the 30-year-old Learned’s first ad of the season.
“I want to take the skills I learned in the Navy, and from being a small business owner, to stand up … and fight back,” he says in the 30-second spot.
Gregg Williams, Greg Pilkington, Ray Pena Jr. Cameron Magnuson and now Jeffrey Rabinowitz are the other Democrats who have filed in the primary, which takes place a year from now. Rabinowitz had originally filed as a non-party affiliated candidate.
Loretta “Leah Lax” Miller is the only Republican to file against Ross, who won the seat in 2010 and has never seriously been challenged in his previous three reelection campaigns.
CD 15 includes parts of Hillsborough, Polk and Lake counties.