Former Rep. Leslie Waters sets sights on 2012 Florida Senate seat

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Leslie Waters, Vice Mayor of Seminole and republican former State Representative and Speaker Pro-Tempore, filed to run for the Florida Senate in 2012, when Senator Dennis Jones vacates the position due to term-limits.

Representative Waters served in the Florida House of Representatives for 8 years, leaving office in 2006 due to term-limits.

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