Bob Levy on the passing of former Senator Larcenia Bullard

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Former state Senator Larcenia Bullard has died, according to her an aide to her son, Senator Dwight Bullard.  

The Miami Democrat ended a long legislative career in 2012, leaving the Senate because of term limits. She was 65.

I asked lobbyist Bob Levy if he had any thoughts about Senator Bullard he wished to share. Here’s what Bob wrote in response:

“I grew up politically with Larcenia – have known her almost 30 years – her daughter calls me Uncle Bob – her son – now Senator – worked four years for me while he went to FAMU. I went through Hurricane Andrew with them blow by blow literally. I had dinner with her two weeks ago Sunday when she was here for the opening and all she could do was talk about how proud she was of Dwight – and the love she has for her grandson – my niece Edwina’s son – she had a heart of gold – all of us have hysterical Larcenia stories but she cared deeply about the people she represented and no one ever got that – why she always got opponents – and why she always blew them away.

She had suffered so much in recent months – she lost about five people in her family – one funeral after another – guess at the end of the day her big heart just wasn’t big enough and finally gave in – many many people will feel as heartbroken as I do by the news – just sad when we lose someone in our political family – but for me it was personal family.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.