State Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland, says she hasn’t decided whether she’ll remain in office through 2012, when her current Senate term expires.
Dockery had planned to give up her Senate seat this year to run for governor, but she dropped out of the governor’s race in June.
She’s been mentioned as a potential candidate for lieutenant governor this year.
Asked today about a potential lieutenant governor candidacy, Dockery said, “My decision-making process right now is whether I even want to finish my last two years in the Senate.”
Dockery said she hasn’t set a timetable for deciding on whether to remain in the Senate. Dockery said the possibility she’ll leave office early gives her added incentive to push for an Arizona-style immigration law during one of this year’s special legislative sessions rather than waiting for the regular session next year.