Gwen Margolis, first female president of the FL Senate, passes away

Senator Gwen Margolis passed away today, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Senator Margolis served in the Miami-Dade County Commission, in the Florida House, and in the Florida Senate. Over the course of her 42-year career in public office, Senator Margolis championed women’s rights, gay rights, and pushed for social justice, and she became the first female president of the Florida Senate.

Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair Steve Simeonidis released the following statement:

“Today, Miami-Dade Democrats mourn the loss of a trailblazing leader. Gwen Margolis not only became the first woman president of the Florida Senate, she knew the importance of local government, serving in our County Commission, including as chairwoman. We send our deepest condolences to her family. May her memory be a blessing.”


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