State Rep. Chris Latvala will seek the District 5 seat on the Pinellas County Commission after officially qualifying for the race Tuesday. Latvala will be running to replace Pinellas County Commissioner Karen Seel, who will not seek re-election.
“I’m going to run a vigorous campaign and not take anything for granted, like I’ve always run any election that I’ve had,” Latvala said.
The decision comes after a year of weighing options, substantial fundraising and even a clash with the current Pinellas County Commission.
Latvala is the only candidate filed to run for the seat, and will host campaign kick-off June 14.
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