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Negron Highlights Senate Efforts Against Sexual Harassment As Session Begins

Senate President Joe Negron (R-Stuart)
Nick Evans
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Senate President Joe Negron is trying to stake out a strong position against sexual harassment in the state Legislature after the resignation of two members.  It was the first thing he addressed in his session opening speech.

“State government should lead by example in instituting policies that ensure employees feel safe when they come to work and comfortable to confidentially report inappropriate behavior by any person," Negron said.   

"As public and private entities throughout the country review their own policies related to sexual and workplace harassment the Senate is also participating in this important dialogue,” he went on.

The chamber is reeling from multiple examples of impropriety.  In addition to the resignations, an anonymous website outed two senators engaged in an extramarital affair just before session began.

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.