State Rep. Frank White, a Republican from Pensacola, filed paperwork on Friday morning to run for Florida Attorney General, hoping to succeed the outgoing Attorney General Pam Bondi, who is term-limited.
White joins two other Republicans, including Rep. Jay Fant of Jacksonville and former Hillsborough County judge Ashley Moody, whom Bondi has endorsed as her chosen successor. Pensacola-area Rep. Clay Ingram and Walton County Sheriff Mike Adkinson have also backed Moody.
One Democrat, Odessa attorney Ryan Torrens, has also filed to run for the post.
White, 39, was first elected to the District 2 seat in the Florida Legislature in 2016 after Rep. Mike Hill unsuccessfully ran for State Senate. In addition to his legislative service, White works as general counsel and chief financial officer for Sandy Sansing’s Pensacola-area auto dealerships. White previously worked as an attorney at international law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.