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Democratic icon Gwen Margolis announces retirement following flap over 'Haitians' comment

State Sen. Gwen Margolis, D-North Miami Beach, speaks during a special session of the Legislature in 2010

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State Sen. Gwen Margolis, D-North Miami Beach, speaks during a special session of the Legislature in 2010

From the Miami Herald:

Miami state Sen. Gwen Margolis will no longer seek re-election and instead retire in November after four decades in politics, the Democrat announced Thursday, three days after she publicly disparaged her five opponents as “three Haitians, some teacher and some lawyer.”

“My passion has been to serve the people of Florida and my commitment from day one was to make our community a better place for all,” Margolis said in a statement to the Miami Herald. “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. It has been a remarkable journey and one that has allowed me to see how our county, state and nation evolved on so many issues.

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[Last modified: Thursday, June 9, 2016 10:44am]

    

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