New Leadership in Florida's House and Senate

The Florida House and Senate have new leaders, official Tuesday.

In the Senate Don Gaetz from Niceville took the gavel. Gaetz wants to see his chamber improve public education and reform ethics laws.

Will Weatherford is taking over the House. At 33 he’s one of the youngest speakers in Florida history. Weatherford, a Republican, told his members the election has ended and now it’s time to put politics aside.

“We have a president and for those who wish him to fail, or for that matter wish our congress to fail, only wish for American to fail and that is unacceptable,” said Weatherford.

Weatherford is from Wesley Chapel. He is the son-in-law of former House Speaker Allan Bense.


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