One of the area’s state lawmakers apparently wants to continue his legislative career after his current term expires in two years.
Panama City Beach Republican Jimmy Patronis filed paperwork with the state elections office last week to run for Gaetz's state Senate seat in 2016. That's when Gaetz will serve his 2nd and final four year term.
Patronis is now beginning his 4th and final 2-year term as State Representative.
so why is he looking that far into the future.
The Florida Senate seat includes all of Bay, Walton, Washington, Jackson, Holmes counties and the southern half of Okaloosa County.