Former Florida Gov. Bob Martinez talked today in Tallahassee about the importance of civic engagement. A Smithsonian exhibit on the same topic will be in town for a couple more weeks.
Martinez addressed Florida State University applied politics master's students in the old Senate chambers at the Historic Florida Capitol. Before becoming governor, he’d led a teachers’ union and was mayor of Tampa.
Martinez recalls, “My very first session was in this building in 1965, when they only met every other year, and it was odd-numbered years.”