Laurel Lee leaves Secretary of State post amid talk of congressional run

Laurel Lee leaves Secretary of State post amid talk of congressional run

Secretary of State Laurel Lee is stepping down from her position in Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration. The move comes amid speculation the Thonotosassa Republican will soon launch a campaign for Congress.

Lee submitted a letter of resignation to DeSantis, effective Monday, May 16.

“I am so grateful for the confidence you placed in me, and it was my honor to work in your administration, serving the citizens of Florida to build a stronger future for our state,” Lee wrote.

The Governor’s Office praised Lee as she exits.

“We are grateful to Secretary Lee for her service to the State of Florida,” said Taryn Fenske, a DeSantis spokesperson.

“Over the past 20 years, Florida has become one of the be...

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