Florida Sen. Thad Altman has filed to run for the Florida House seat now held by Ritch Workman, who cannot seek re-election because of term limits.
Because of the Florida Senate redistricting process now underway, Altman’s current District 16 Senate seat will be on the ballot in 2016. But Altman, R-Rockledge, will not be able to seek re-election under Florida election laws on term limits because he already would have served eight years in the Senate when the 2016 election is held.
So Altman decided to seek Workman’s District 52 House seat in 2016, where there already are three other Republican candidates: Brian Hodgers, Monique Miller and Robert VanVolkenburgh. Altman defeated Miller in a 2014 GOP primary for Altman’s Senate seat.