Rep. Mike Beltran will not seek reelection

by | Jun 10, 2024



State Representative Mike Beltran announced he will not seek reelection to the Florida House of Representatives, citing the need to focus on his expanding law practice.


State Representative Mike Beltran announced on Friday that he will not seek reelection to the Florida House of Representatives.

In his announcement, Beltran stated that after serving six years he has decided to step back from public office to focus on his expanding law practice, citing the challenge of balancing his legislative duties with his professional responsibilities.

“It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve as State Representative,” Beltran said. “However, I find it increasingly difficult to perform public service while tending to a growing law practice. Accordingly, I am not seeking reelection to the Florida House this year.”

Beltran emphasized his intention to remain active in public commentary, particularly on issues he is passionate about, such as opposing constitutionalized abortion-on-demand.

“I will remain active in public commentary, and will vigorously oppose constitutionalized abortion-on-demand this Fall,” he stated. “I ran six years ago on my own initiative, on my own terms, and without permission from anybody. I reach this decision in the same way, without any regret for speaking my mind and voting my conscience,” he noted.

Beltran highlighted several achievements from his tenure, including efforts to preserve the constitution, limit government, and protect the unborn. He also expressed pride in his work within the Judiciary committee to ensure laws are clearly written and to strengthen the courts.

“Review of literature from past campaigns shows I kept my promises and achieved my goals to preserve the constitution, limit government, and protect the unborn. I am also proud of my work in the Judiciary silo to ensure laws are clearly written and to strengthen our courts,” he said. “Independent jurists and attorneys are nothing less than the guardians of a free state.”

Beltran represents House District 70, which encompasses portions of Hillsborough and Manatee counties. As of June 10, Jessica Harris, a Republican, and Luther Keith Wilkins, a Democrat, have filed to run in the district, according to the Florida Division of Elections.

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