Outgoing Rep. Chris Latvala will succeed Karen Seel on the Pinellas County Commission after qualifying without any opposition, sending him directly to the District 5 seat.
Latvala currently represents House District 67 in the Legislature. But having served in the House since 2014, he is facing term limits.
During his short time on the formal campaign trail, Latvala garnered endorsements from outgoing House Speaker Chris Sprowls and Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri. Latvala also made strides in fundraising, collecting $106,110 for his run.
In addition to running on traditional conservative platforms, Latvala hopes to establish term limits for County Commissioners.
– Kelly Hayes, The Tampa Bay 100