Floridians will finally be able to pick their next state senator in District 31, which is comprised of a part of Palm Beach County. Jeff Clemens, a Democrat, formerly held the seat, but he resigned last October after reports that he was involved in an affair with a lobbyist. He was considered to be a rising star in the Democratic Party and had the opportunity to even become Senate Democratic Leader.
In a statement sent to Politico, Clemens detailed that “I have made mistakes I am ashamed of, and for the past six months I have been focused on becoming a better person. But it is clear to me that task is impossible to finish while in elected office. The process won’t allow it, and the people of Florida deserve better. All women deserve respect, and by my actions, I feel I have failed that standard. I have to do bette
A special election to pick the next state Senator will be held on Tuesday, and the race is between State Representative Lori Berman, a Democrat, and Tami Donnally, currently serving as the vice chairwoman of the Palm Beach County Republican Party.
Lori Berman defeated Arthur Morrison in the Democratic primaries held on January 30th, 2018, and Tami Donnally ran unopposed. However, for the upcoming special election, Democrats have an advantage in the district’s voter registration.
Clearwater Republican Jack Latvala was also in the running for the seat, but he was forced to resign in January after reports were also made about him being guilty of sexual misconduct.