Scramble On To Fill Clemens’ Senate Seat
Scramble on to fill Clemens’ Senate seat
Democratic state Sen. Jeff Clemens’ abrupt resignation this past week in a Tallahassee sex scandal has created a windfall for political consultants while potentially leaving Clemens’ former constituents in Palm Beach County without representation through the entire 2018 legislative session.
Clemens’ departure quickly set off a candidate scramble to fill the last three years of his term in a not-yet-scheduled special election. Two Democrats — state Rep. Lori Berman and former state Rep. Irving Slosberg — have announced plans to run. Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein, a Democrat, is also taking “a serious look” at the District 31 seat. And Democratic state Rep. David …