Valentino will run for re-election

Yesterday, Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino filed to run again for his District 2 seat. The incumbent already has two opponents, Robert Kelley and Andy Kowalski, in the 2010 Republican primary.

Former County Administrator George Touart is expected to file to also run as a Republican and should file within the next week. The IN cover story tomorrow is an exclusive interview Touart on why he’s getting back into county politics.