Burkett Runs for Governor

Local health supplement guru Glenn Burkett has announced his candidacy for governor of Florida.

Burkett, who owns GlennBurkett.com in Panama City, filed the paperwork for governor earlier this month.

He's probably best known for his weekly television show which airs here locally and in Fort Myers.

In an interview over the weekend he said he thought it was important to have a governor from here in the panhandle.

"We need to understand the differences of this vast state. The people in south Florida have somewhat different thinking than people in the panhandle area and that just has to be understood."

Burkett is running as a Republican for the state’s top job.