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Baez resigns Florida House seat


Coral Gables Democratic Rep. Daisy Baez has officially resigned her seat in the Florida Legislature as part of her agreement to plead guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge in a case over her legal residency.

Baez sent House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O'Lakes, her one-sentence resignation letter Wednesday morning.

"Effective immediately, I am resigning my office as a member of the Florida House of Representatives, HD 114," Baez wrote.

Background here.

Read her letter to Corcoran here.

Photo credit: Scott Keeler, Tampa Bay Times