Published: Jan 02, 2014 5:51 PM EST
Updated: Jan 07, 2014 5:17 PM EST

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- State Representative Paige Kreegel will run for Congress. Kreegel filed paperwork to run for the seat currently held by Representative Trey Radel.

Kreegel is a physician from Charlotte County.

Representative Radel says he will return to Washington after pleading guilty to cocaine possession.

A number of prominent Republicans have called for Radel to resign.

Rep. Trey Radel is a former WINK-TV news anchor and conservative talk show host on 92.5 Fox News Radio in Fort Myers.