Rep. Jeff Clemens considering State Senate run

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Depending on the outcome of the once-a-decade redistricting process, Rep. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, said he’s considering a run for the Senate. Clemens said he expects either amendments to the current Senate plan or a court challenge to the maps to create a central Palm Beach County district east of the Florida Turnpike. That district would likely include Lake Worth, where Clemens was mayor from 2007-09, and much of his current House district. “If that seat shows up, I’m going to run for it,” Clemens said Wednesday. Clemens noted that his district is carved up in the House maps produced by his chamber’s committee, meaning he would likely have to move and run against an incumbent Republican or in a heavily Hispanic district if nothing changes and he were to remain in the House. “A lot of stuff is up in the air right now, and I’m trying not to get too worked up about it,” Clemens said.

Via The News Service of Florida.

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