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Gwen Margolis named Senate's Dean

Gwen MargolisSen. Gwen Margolis, a Miami Democrat and the first woman Senate president in Florida and the U.S., was recognized in a Senate ceremony today and awarded the recognition "Dean of the Senate." 

The award is given to the longest-serving Senator in the chamber. Margolis, who was Senate president from 1990-92 and is on her third stint in the Senate. She first served from 1980-92, from 2002-2008 and was re-elected again in 2010.

"When I look up at the galleries and I see women...what it said to the young women of today is you can do it. You can be whatever you want to be,'' Margolis said to applause.

 

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