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Sen. Arthenia Joyner quietly selected to take over Democratic caucus

by Dara Kam | May 3rd, 2013

Senate Democrats quietly elected Arthenia Joyner to take over as chairwoman of the caucus next year in a behind-closed-doors meeting on the last day of the legislative session.

Joyner, a Tampa lawyer, will become the first black woman to chair the caucus, now chaired by Sen. Chris Smith, a Fort Lauderdale lawyer.

Joyner was selected without fanfare and during an unannounced meeting, a departure from how House Democrats handled a contested election won by Rep. Darryl Rouson, a St. Petersburg lawyer, in February. The House caucus election, broadcast on The Florida Channel, resulted in a tie vote. Rouson won by a single vote in a second round of balloting.

Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Allison Tant called Joyner “a tireless advocate for Democratic values and ally to Florida’s middle class families” in a press release announcing her election.

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2 Responses to “Sen. Arthenia Joyner quietly selected to take over Democratic caucus”

  1. OBIWAN Says:

    Those ‘Democrat values’ generally consist of the most whackjob Generational Poverty Welfare Entitlementor spending with no accountability or responsibility from the minorities she represents.

    It is truly amazing to see how specifically undereducated and unaccomplished the entire Democrat caucus is in both House and Senate.

    Particularly also they use ‘legacy’ to pass their seat to family members equally inept and without stature!

  2. Catherine Pigh Says:

    A dynamic leader and wise choice!

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