On Wednesday State Representative for District 46 Kristen Arrington drove to Tallahassee, not for a special legislative session, or a committee meeting ahead of the upcoming Florida legislative session which takes place in March, but rather, to file to run for State Senate District 25, the seat currently filled by Victor Torres, who will not be running for reelection due to term limits.

District 25 in the Florida Senate includes all of Osceola County, and a portion of Southwest Orange County.

Arrington, who is currently serving her second term in the Florida House, is from  Osceola County, went to school and college within her district, owns a small business locally, and is married to Osceola County Commissioner for District 3, Brandon Arrington. Her role as state representative may take her away from the county and off to the Capitol in Tallahassee, but she has continued to be plugged into the local community she serves by working with organizations like Hope Partnership, the Osceola Council On Aging, SNiP-it and more.

As state representative, Arrington has been an advocate for affordable and attainable housing and public safety, focuses she will likely continue if elected to the Florida Senate.

“It’s an honor representing my home-town and I love being the strong voice that our community deserves. The redistricting process last year created an Osceola majority Senate Seat. I feel it is important that someone who truly knows, understands, and is committed to Osceola fill this seat,” Arrington shared in a press release about her filing for Florida Senate District 25.

Representative Arrington has been a frequent guest on Positively Osceola LIVE, our social-based live discussions that typically take place about 12 times through each week. Keep an eye out as we plan to invite the representative to share updates from the Florida House, and what her plans are for the Florida Senate if elected in 2024.