Newly elected state Senator Jeff Brandes and future House Speaker Richard Corcoran are among those incumbent legislators who filed paperwork last week to start the process of running for re-election in 2014, according to the state Division of Elections.
Brandes, a former House member, won a bruising primary in August before easily getting elected this month in Senate District 22. Corcoran, who is in line to become House speaker in 2016, manhandled a primary opponent in House District 37 and did not face opposition in the general election. A
lso filing paperwork for 2014 were newly elected Rep. Ricardo Rangel in House District 43, and newly elected Rep. Dane Eagle in House District 77.
Looking out four years, newly elected Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, filed paperwork to prepare to run in 2016 in Senate District 21.
Filing the paperwork allows candidates to raise money.
Material from the News Service of Florida was used in this post.