Published: May 13, 2014 3:06 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- After losing to Curt Clawson in the special primary for a Congressional seat, Michael Dreikorn is back on the campaign trail, running for State Senate District 30.

According to Dreikorn, he decided to run because he thought the Senate is a much more meaningful platform.

He will face State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto and Thomas Lepine in the August 26th primary.