THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA: Former State Rep. Perry McGriff to Challenge Steve Oelrich for State Senate Seat

Jun 14, 2010

The following article was published by The News Service of Florida on June 14, 2010:

Former state House member Perry McGriff, a Gainesville insurance agent, will file this week to run against Republican Sen. Steve Oelrich, R-Cross Creek, McGriff announced Monday. McGriff, a Democrat, served in the House from 2000-2002 and is also a former member of the Gainesville city commission and Gainesville mayor. Democrats have put a target on Oelrich’s District 14 seat, which has a Democratic majority in registration. McGriff ran for the seat in 2006 but lost in the Democratic primary to former Rep. Ed Jennings, who then lost to Oelrich.