While Palm Harbor Republican Chris Sprowls is expected to glide to another two-year term in the Florida House this November, at least the Democratic Party has now put up a candidate to run against him.
On Friday, Alex Stephen Toth, also of Palm Harbor, filed to run for the House District 65 seat.
Sprowls, 34, has been on a fast track in the Legislature since winning HD 65 in 2014. He currently serves as chair of the House Judiciary Committee and is in line to become Speaker in 2021.
He’s raised more than $119,000 in his race to win reelection this year, with more than $100,000 still available for him to spend.
Toth was not immediately available for comment.
HD 65 includes Clearwater, Dunedin, and Tarpon Springs in northern Pinellas County.