Months after Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Suzy Lopez as Hillsborough State Attorney, the Tampa Republican filed to seek a full term.
Lopez took office after DeSantis controversially suspended Democratic State Attorney Andrew Warren. While her release makes no mention of Warren, Lopez tried to differentiate her approach from his.
“I’m a prosecutor, not a politician, and this office will stay focused on prosecuting criminals, not partisan politics, as long as I’m in charge,” Lopez said.
Lopez served as a county judge before her appointment and previously worked as an Assistant State Attorney in the 13th Judicial Circuit for 17 years.