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.

0 Shares:
You May Also Like

GOP legislators to speak at National Summit on Education Reform

State Rep. Erik Fresen and state Sen. Don Gaetz (both Republicans) will speak at the National Summit on Education Reform next week in San Francisco. The summit — organized by the Foundation for Excellence in Education, founded and led by former Gov. Jeb Bush — offers an opportunity for lawmakers and policymakers to learn the nuts and bolts of reform.