From the News Service of Florida:
As the search for a new president at Florida State University plays out, Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, formally qualified Monday to run for re-election in his Northeast Florida district.
Thrasher is widely considered to be the front-runner for the presidency of FSU, where he earned bachelor's and law degrees. But it remains unclear how long the stop-and-start search process will take. Qualifying for this year's state elections started at noon Monday and will end at noon Friday.
Thrasher qualified on the first day in Senate District 6, along with fellow Republican Derek Hankerson and no-party-affiliation candidate Greg Feldman. District 6 includes all of St. Johns, Flagler and Putnam counties and part of Volusia County.