Tallahassee – Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Allison Tant congratulated incoming Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Arthenia Joyner who was elected today to lead Senate Democrats for 2014-2016.
Florida Democratic Party Chair Allison Tant shared, “The Senate Democratic Caucus elected a tireless advocate for Democratic values and ally to Florida’s middle class families. I want to congratulate Senator Arthenia Joyner on her historic victory.”
With today’s election, Senator Joyner becomes the first African American woman to serve as Senate Democratic Leader. She is currently Vice Chair of both the Judiciary Committee and the Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice. She also sits on he Appropriations, Ethics and Elections, Health Policy, and Transportation Committees, as well as the Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government. Senator Joyner was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2000 and then to the Florida Senate in 2006.
Chair Tant added, “I look forward to working with her in the fight against the Republican’s failed policies that have hurt Floridians access to health care, the voting booth, and to a strong education for our children.”