Does Florida state Representative Ritch Workman want to serve in the Sunshine State … or Maine?

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The race for state Senate District 17 has turned into one of the most contentious of the primary election cycle as two Republican state Representatives — Debbie Mayfield and Ritch Workman — exchange barbs with each other over an array of personal and policy differences.

Both candidates hope to win a Republican-leaning state Senate seat that represent parts of Florida’s Space Coast.

You can imagine much of the campaign literature from Mayfield, Workman and the other candidates in the race features some of the most recognizable icons of the Sunshine State … Cape Canaveral and space shuttles, orange groves and waterfront sunsets.

But in the case of one candidate, at least if you go by their campaign website, it’s not entirely clear if they are sure about the state capitol in which they hope to serve.

Click on the campaign website of Ritch Workman, first elected to the Florida Legislature in 2008, and you’ll see his logo laid over a large picture of a column-lined building. It looks very official. Very stately.


The only problem for Workman is the building featured on his website is located 1,464 miles away from the Florida Capitol in August, Maine.

That’s right, featured on Workman’s website is Maine’s state house.



Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.