Storms Resigns from County Commission to Run for Senate Seat
As required by Florida law, Rhonda Storms (see photo) resigned from the Hillsborough County Commission to run for Senate District 10. Commissioner Storms has acquired something of reputation on the Commission - though the nature of that reputation is up for debate.
To some, she is a hard nosed fighter for her values and her constituents. To others, she is a disruptive influence on the county government, prone to picking fights, and is even considered bigoted by some, based on her role in stopping the County of Hillsborough from even acknowledging gay pride events.
She will face three candidates in the Republican primary. The leading fundraiser in the race is former State Representative Sandy Murman. The winner of the primary will face Democrat and veteran Stephen Gorham.