Sources have had State Rep. Tom Goodson (R-Titusville) jumping into the State Senate District 13 for several weeks, possibly announcing as soon as the end of session, when he would allowed to fundraise again.
A PAC that was quietly opened at the end of January indicates he’s preparing to hit the ground running if he chooses to.
Goodson is tied to the Paving Florida’s Future PAC. The committee has only filed a waiver in it’s only month in existence but the recent marathon of fundraisers before the start of legislative session, could find a few dollars in the account when reporting is due in the coming days.
If Goodson jumps in, he’ll oppose Realtor Dean Asher in the GOP primary, who’s off to a healthy fundraising start. The X-factor in the race, is Camille Gardiner, the wife of Senate President Andy Gardiner, who’s also expressed interest in taking her Husband’s place in the Senate. All of them were in Tallahassee, for the kickoff of legislative session yesterday.
On the Democratic side former Orange County School Board Rick Roach has already kicked off his campaign, former State Representative Linda Stewart told OPO she’s gotten possible feedback in a run a is close to making a decision (story HERE).
“Paving Florida’s Future” is a nod to Goodson’s background. Coincidentally, Goodson was talking about crushing rocks and other paving materials during an Agriculture and Natural Resources meeting held yesterday afternoon.