Published: Jan 30, 2014 2:55 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Fort Myers Republican has joined the list of candidates running for former Congressman Trey Radel's seat.

Timothy Rossano filed paperwork to run this week. The small business owner says Southwest Florida doesn't need a career politician in Washington.

Six Republicans and one Democrat have announced they're running.

Former Florida Representative Paige Kreegel is currently the best known Republican who's in the race.

Several local Republicans told WINK News they expect state Senator Lizbeth Benaquisto to run.   

Governor Rick Scott has not announced a date yet for a special election to fill the remainder of Radel's term.