State Rep. Esteban Bovo said today that he will wait for the Miami-Dade County Commission to decide when to hold a special election before making his mind up on resigning from the Florida legislature in order to run for that seat (see this report from The Miami Herald).
In the meantime, Bovo, R-Hialeah, said he will be stepping down as head of the legislature’s Hispanic caucus, which will meet later today to choose a new leader.
He said he wanted to give someone else the chance to lead the group, noting that it includes several freshmen.
State Rep. William Snyder, R-Stuart, had been courting the caucus to support his immigration enforcement law. Bovo spoke out last summer against Arizona’s immigration crackdown, but has been less vocal about proposals in Florida.