Published: Oct 27, 2011 5:57 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County Commissioner Tammy Hall has officially filed to run in the Republican Primary for the now open 14thDistrict Congressional seat being vacated by Congressman Connie Mack.

Congressman Mack has announced he will be running for U.S. Senate seat now currently held by Bill Nelson.

“Congressman Connie Mack has decided to run for the U.S. Senate. He will bring a badly needed conservative voice to the campaign discussion and to the U.S. Senate,” said Hall.

“We also need to ensure that we keep our conservative vote in Congress," Hall continued.

“In May, I opened an Exploratory Committee, and traveled throughout Southwest Florida to have a conversation with folks about the challenges facing our Country...What I have learned from these conversations is that we share a frustration with the direction Washington DC is going in and grave concerns for the future of our great country,” said Hall.

Hall has served on the County Commission for the last seven years.

“The road to real reform in Washington starts at the local level with public servants who clearly understand how to work together to solve problems, maintain infrastructure, jump start local economies and protect the quality of life of residents, all while slashing government spending and saving tax dollars," Hall explained.

"I will take my conservative Republican philosophy of fiscal restraint to Washington and help support our Republican Congress in their effort to cut the spending and cut the debt,” Hall said.