Ashley Moody, who served a Hillsborough judge for more than a decade until resigning abruptly in late April, has filed as a Republican candidate for Attorney General.
Moody was elected to the 13th Judicial Circuit in 2006 at the age of 31, becoming the youngest judge in Florida.
Moody is a 1996 graduate of the University of Florida and received her J.D. degree from the UF College of Law in 2000.
She is the daughter of longtime federal judge James Moody Jr.
Another important note, Moody has already lined up GOP heavyweight Nancy Watkins to serve as her campaign treasurer.
Florida’s current Attorney General is Pam Bondi, who many speculated would join the Donald Trump administration. She is term-limited from running again.
Moody is the second Republican to enter the race. Jacksonville state Representative Jay Fant filed last month. On the Democratic side, Hillsborough County Attorney Ryan C. Torrens announced his candidacy last week.