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Two Hispanic Female Lawmakers Chosen For Top Florida House, Senate Leadership Roles


Two Hispanic female lawmakers will have leadership roles within the Florida House and Senate.

Incoming House Speaker Richard Corcoran says he’s naming State Rep. Jeanette Nunez as his chamber’s pro tempore.

And, incoming Senate President Joe Negron says he’s naming state Sen. Anitere Flores as his Second-in-command as well.

Both Flores and Nunez are not new to leadership roles—serving in various positions in the state legislature in previous years.

Both are also Republican lawmakers from Miami and the daughters of Cuban immigrants.

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.