Senator Clemens Announces Resignation

Oct 27, 2017

The incoming leader of Florida’s Senate Democrats, Jeff Clemens, announced his resignation Friday evening.

The announcement follows news about an affair between Clemens and a lobbyist. In a statement Clemens says “all women deserve respect, and by my actions, I feel I have failed that standard. I have to do better.” Clemens says he will focus on being a better husband and father—something he feels he’ll be better able to do outside of elected office.