Sen. Greg Evers

A group of state lawmakers is remembering a former North Florida colleague who recently died in a car wreck.  A House bill honoring former Sen. Greg Evers (R-Baker) passed its first committee Wednesday.

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Two state lawmakers are seeking to honor a fallen former colleague, who died last month in a single car wreck near his North Florida home.

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The memorial service as well as the funeral for former Senator Greg Evers is planned for next week. The North Florida Republican was recently killed in a single car wreck when his pickup truck crashed through a guardrail near his Baker home. Now, some of his colleagues and friends are taking the time to remember Evers and the legislative legacy he left behind.

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The memorial service for former Florida Senator Greg Evers will take place Monday and the funeral service will occur Tuesday.

Jennifer Bearden / Santa Rosa County Extension

Some Florida lawmakers are remembering former state Senator Greg Evers as “one-of-a-kind.” The North Florida Republican passed away earlier this week.

Republican Congressional hopeful Mary Thomas accepting the endorsement of Gun Owners of America in Tallahassee.
Nick Evans

Florida’s panhandle is a conservative stronghold that reliably sends Republicans and the occasional centrist democrats to Congress.  Because of that, conventional party distinctions don’t play out the same way they do in other parts of the country.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Shalimar)
The Florida Channel

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Shalimar) is dragging up an old fight in his District 1 congressional bid.

Florida Departmenty of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

For a legislator, it’s a chance to help a worthy cause or send a message to the political base. But specialty license plates are flooding the market and Senate Republicans want to put on the brakes.