Tampa’s Arthenia Joyner to lead legislative black caucus

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Sen. Arthenia Joyner D-Tampa has taken the reins of the Legislative Black Caucus and will lead the 24-member group until the conclusion of the 2013 Legislative session.

Joyner began her duties as caucus chairwoman May 1, replacing Rep. Mia Jones, D-Jacksonville, as head of the group. Joyner was elected to the Senate in 2006 after serving in the House.

The caucus leadership team also includes Vice Chairman Rep. Alan Williams, D-Tallahassee and Secretary Rep. Mack Bernard, D-West Palm Beach.

“I’m thrilled to have this chance to lead the Caucus through next year’s legislative session,” Joyner said in a statement. “The needs of the state will continue to be our primary focus, especially as the economy is far from a full recovery and minimum wage jobs still dominate the want ads.”

Via The News Service of Florida.

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