It’s the end of an era in Florida’s Capitol. After parts of four decades, one of the Legislature's most prominent and at times, controversial members, Senator Tom Lee, will call it quits in November.
Lee was first elected to the Senate in 1996. He’s the last link to the bygone era of Florida’s last Democratic governor, Lawton Chiles and he's exiting in an unprecedented health crisis and the most severe economic downturn in decades.
“I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and one thing led to another. I really have not enjoyed my role there,” Lee told WFSU News.