Florida Senate President Joe Negron resigns

Article Posted on May 3, 2018

Senate President Joe Negron on Wednesday announced he will resign in November, an early retirement he pegged to term limits.

He had two years left.

Negron's announcement Wednesday was not entirely a surprise.

The 56-year-old Stuart lawyer announced after the legislative session concluded in March that he would consider other political options.

"It was a decision I anticipated could be made," said Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, who will replace Negron as Senate president in November if Republicans keep a Senate majority. "I was not surprised. It does mean we have a race in November that has been a steadily Republican district for us."

The district is in Martin and St. Lucie counties and part of Palm Beach…

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