TALLAHASSEE, FLA., OCT. 23 -- Former federal judge Alcee L. Hastings, who was removed from office by the Senate last week after being impeached, filed today as a Democratic candidate in the 1990 Florida governor's race. "I would be an inspirational leader for the people," said Hastings, 53, adding that the notoriety from his impeachment trial would benefit him in his effort to win the Democratic nomination. He said more people in Florida know him than his Democratic primary opponents, Rep. Bill Nelson and state Sen. George Stuart. "I got fired by people who didn't read or understand the dynamics of the evidence as it was presented," Hastings said of his removal from U.S. District Court. "I believe myself to be a man of honor and integrity. I have not committed any crime at any time." Hastings ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in 1970 and for the Florida Public Service Commission in 1974. He said he would campaign to restructure Florida's government and tax base. He favors abolishing the cabinet and lieutenant governor's office and having a unicameral legislature. Incumbent Gov. Bob Martinez and state Sen. Marlene Woodson-Howard have announced they will run on the Republican side of the race.