In this Tampa Bay Times article, likely candidates are being vetted. As might be expected, most names are closely associated with the school choice agenda. Representative Corcoran, the new leader of the House, stated that “more innovative” people could be in charge in the House evidently including possible new legislators.
If you do not know much about Representative Corcoran, read a bio the Times printed last year. It gives a summary of his career and political associations.
Corcoran’s wife started a charter school, but is not receiving a salary from the school. Representative Corcoran was closely involved with Senator Gaetz in the negotiation for the revisions in charter law to curb charter real estate self interested activities. These revisions did not make it into the final bill. What did make it into the final bill was a provision to allow charters to qualify for capital outlay in two years after opening rather than in three. While this provision may not directly benefit his wife’s charter, which wants to double its size, Representative Corcoran is a supporter of charter expansion. Whether he will support better charter governance remains to be seen.