Former House Speaker, Will Weatherford Considers Run For Public Office In 2018
By ALLISON NIELSEN, SUNSHINE STATE NEWS // November 18, 2016
'I loved public service, it was a great opportunity'
ABOVE VIDEO: Few in Florida politics have risen to the top quite as quickly as Will Weatherford.
(SUNSHINE STATE NEWS) – Few in Florida politics have risen to the top quite as quickly as Will Weatherford.
At 33, Weatherford sat at the helm of the Florida House of Representatives, the youngest presiding officer of any state legislature at the time.
It’s been a relatively quiet two years for Weatherford since he left the House, but the noise is growing louder for the Pasco County Republican to head to the governor’s mansion in 2018.
On Wednesday, Weatherford spoke with Sunshine State News in Tampa and toyed with the possibility of returning to the public sector, where he served from 2006 to 2014.
Weatherford said a comeback is definitely an option.
“I think at some point, I certainly will [return to public service,]” he said when asked about the possibility of running for governor in 2018. “I loved public service, it was a great opportunity.”
Weatherford acknowledged the need to get the ball rolling on a decision since time is a precious commodity in politics.
“I probably need to [get to the point] where if I want to look at 2018, I need to do that pretty soon,” he explained.
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