Belinda Keiser, the vice chancellor of Keiser University, has opened a campaign account to run for a Treasure Coast legislative seat that Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, will vacate in November, according to the state Division of Elections website. Keiser, a Republican who recently has served on the state Constitution Revision Commission, filed the paperwork Monday, five days after Negron announced he will leave the Legislature as his Senate presidency ends in November.
Negron could have served until 2020 in Senate District 25, which is made up of Martin, St. Lucie and part of Palm Beach counties. Keiser’s entrance into the race sets up a primary battle with Rep. Gayle Harrell, a Stuart Republican who confirmed last week that she will seek to replace Negron. Harrell had planned on running for the seat in 2020. Also expected to run is Stuart Democrat Robert Levy.
(News Service of Florida)