State Rep. Rachel Burgin is kicking off her campaign for the state Senate seat held by Ronda Storms with a meet- and-greet fundraiser tonight, June 14, at the Embassy Suites in Brandon.
Burgin, who currently holds the District 59 seat in the state House, decided earlier this month to run for the Senate seat that Storms is vacating to run for the office of Hillsborough County Property Appraiser.
Burgin's Senate race pits her against former state Senate president Tom Lee. Who will run for the seat in the general election will be determined at the Republican primary on Aug. 14.
The winner will face off against Elizabeth Belcher, who is the uncontested Democrat candidate. Randolph Link is running as a write-in candidate.
Meanwhile, the state House seat representing District 59 is being sought by Republicans Michael "Mike" Floyd, Ross Spano, Betty Jo Tompkins and Joe Wicker. Running for the seat as a Democrat is Gail Gottlieb. Timothy Edward McCorkle has qualified to run as a write-in candidate.
Burgin's fundraiser is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in Brandon, at 10220 Palm River Road, just west of the intersection of Interstate 75 and Brandon Boulevard (State Road 60).
The public is invited and asked to "bring two friends and a donation."
The event is being presented by Burgin's Grassroots Leadership and Host Committee.