Will Weatherford won't run for governor in 2018, the former Florida House speaker said Thursday.
"Running for governor is a pretty big commitment, and it's something that is certainly of interest," he told the Herald/Times. "My focus right now, which I'm really enjoying, has been growing a business with my partners who are my brothers and being there for my four young children."
Weatherford, a 37-year-old Republican from Wesley Chapel, isn't ruling out a run in the future. His children are all young — 8, 6, 4 and 2 years old — and he said he has years ahead of him to return to politics.
"While I'm compelled at some point to re-engage in the political arena, I just think the timing right now is not right," he said.