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Senate President Joe Negron Retires, Says He Is 'Big Believer In Term Limits'

Senate President Joe Negron (R-Stuart)
Nick Evans

Senate President Joe Negron announced his retirement today, leaving two years of his current term on the table. Negron, who was put in office during a 2009 special election, attributes those additional two years to “reapportionment litigation.”

Joe Negron spent nine years in the Florida Senate. Now, saying he is a “big believer in term limits,” the republican from Stuart, Florida has announced his retirement effective in November. He’s served as the Senate’s president the past two years, and was previously its appropriation’s chair.

In a resignation letter to Gov. Rick Scott, Negron says he made the announcement to give as much time as possible for the next candidate from District 25 to campaign for the 2018 primary and general elections.

Ryan Dailey is a reporter/producer for WFSU/Florida Public Radio. After graduating from Florida State University, Ryan went into print journalism working for the Tallahassee Democrat for five years. At the Democrat, he worked as a copy editor, general assignment and K-12 education reporter.