2013 Legislative Leadership


  • President Gaetz announced that Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto (R-Ft. Myers) will serve as the Senate Majority Leader and Senator Tom Lee (R-Brandon) will serve as the Deputy Majority Leader and Whip.
  • The Senate Democratic Caucus selected Senator Chris Smith (D-Ft. Lauderdale) as their Leader, Senator Maria Sachs (D-Delray Beach) is the Democratic Leader Pro Tempore and Senator Darren Soto (D-Orlando) is the Democratic Whip.

House of Representatives

  • Speaker Weatherford announced that Representative Steve Precourt (R-Orlando) will be the House Majority Leader and Representative Dana Young (R-Tampa) was designated as the House Deputy Majority Leader and Majority Whip.
  • The Democrat Caucus selected Representative Perry Thurston (D-Ft. Lauderdale) as the Minority Leader, Representative Mia Jones (D-Jacksonville) as the Leader Pro Tempore, Representative Jim Waldman (D-Coconut Creek) as the Floor Leader and Representative Alan Williams (D-Tallahassee) as the Whip.

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