Ashton will run for state attorney.
Ashton, who gained national attention during the Casey Anthony trial, has launched a website for his campaign.
Ashton will actually be running against his longtime boss, current State Attorney Lawson Lamar. He gained notoriety for prosecuting Casey Anthony. He retired immediately after the trial and Anthony’s acquittal on first-degree murder charges.
Ashton has since authored “Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony”, a top-selling book, and done several national tours promoting it.