Andrew Warren, a Gainesville native and former Justice Department attorney has announced his bid to run for State Attorney in the 13th judicial district, which encompasses Hillsborough County.
“I’ve been talking with community leaders, friends, and family about how I can best continue to serve and where we can do better for Hillsborough,” the 39-year-old Democrat said in a statement sent to SPB on Tuesday. “As my daughters grow up, I know firsthand that every family deserves a safe place to raise their kids and build a future. For nearly a decade, I’ve been working for the United States Department of Justice to protect our community, and I would continue to bring my full commitment to protecting every family in our communities as your next State Attorney.”
As reported by the Tampa Bay Times, a federal judge on Monday dismissed 12 counts of a 13-count indictment against Brevard County businessman Tom Biddix on accusations he defrauded the government of $32 million. The dismissal came at the request of an attorney with the Justice Department. The Times reported that Warren was the lead prosecutor in the case, until he stopped working on it last month.