Monday, November 4, 2013
By Karl Dickey
October 30, 2013
Republican incumbent Pam Bondi is facing opposition to retain her position as Florida's Attorney General. Over this past weekend Libertarian Bill Wohlsifer announced he is considering to run for the office and on October 21, 2013 Democrat George Sheldon filed to run for the office. To date, these are the only two potential challengers Bondi has and candidates have into June, 2014 to qualify to be on the November, 2014 ballot.
Attorney Bill Wohlsifer
Wohlsifer is on the Executive Committee for the Libertarian Party of Florida and is an accomplished intellectual property attorney based out of Tallahassee, Florida. Wohlsifer is a freedom advocate looking to free Floridians of what most Floridians find as 'unjust' laws such as the criminalization of medical marijuana in Florida. Earlier this year, Wohlsifer, on behalf of the Libertarian Party of Florida, pointed out to the State of Florida that their election laws were not congruent which helped the state party avoid a frivolous fine imposed by the state.
This month the Libertarian Party put out a press release encouraging voters to end the cycle of voting Republican or Democrat and begin voting for Libertarian candidates.
Bondi has been meeting with opposition by both Republicans and Democrats for her position to block the American Airlines and US Airways proposed merger. She also had met with conflict in her attempt to block a proposal expected to be on the November, 2014 ballot for Floridians to decide whether to legalize medical marijuana in the state.
Sheldon is a former Florida Department of Children and Families secretary who left in 2011 to join the Obama administration working under Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Sebelius has been under fire recently for her gross mismanagement of the HealthCare.gov website.
The Libertarian Party of Florida is quickly racking up many qualified candidates to run for public office in 2014 including most notably Adrian Wyllie who is challenging Governor Rick Scott and 20 other candidates in the 2014 Gubernatorial race.