TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (WSVN) - A longtime Florida senator is ready to retire after sparking controversy.
After 40 years in public service, Gwen Margolis, who represents parts of South Florida, announced she is leaving Tallahassee.
Margolis chose not to seek reelection days after publicly disparaging her five opponents by calling them “three Haitians, some teacher and some lawyer.”
Margolis is currently the longest serving legislator in Florida, making history in 1990 when she became the first woman to lead the State Senate.
The senator said, “My commitment from day one was to make our community a better place for all. I look back at 40 years of public service with great humility and joy as I reflect on all the work we accomplished to empower people’s lives.”
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