Military duty may cut short legislative bid©Associated Press
March 8, 2003
TALLAHASSEE -- March 11 is shaping up to be a big day for a Melbourne real estate agent running for the Legislature.
On that day, Richard Workman will compete in the Republican primary and he also expects to be called up as a lieutenant in the Florida National Guard.
Workman, who is making his first bid for office, said he still wants voters to send him to the Legislature.
"If elected, I ask for your patience while I fulfill my duty to our country," Workman said in a letter to voters. He is running against Thad Altman, a former Brevard County commissioner.
State Rep. Carey Baker, a Eustis Republican and a first sergeant in the Guard, has already been deployed overseas.
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