Freshman state Rep. David Silvers, D-West Palm Beach, said today he has decided not to run in the special election to replace former Democratic Sen. Jeff Clemens in a Palm Beach County Senate district.
Gov. Rick Scott has set a Jan. 30 primary date and April 10 general election to fill the District 31 Senate seat, which runs generally east of Florida’s Turnpike from Lake Worth to Delray Beach.
“My work’s not done here in House District 87,” Silvers said today. “To be here is an absolute honor. I love what I’m doing.”
Two other Democrats — state Rep. Lori Berman and former state Rep. Irving Slosberg — have already launched campaigns for the Democrat-leaning seat. County Republican Vice Chairwoman Tami Donnally has also expressed interest in running.
Clemens, in line to become the Senate’s top Democrat next year, resigned Oct. 27 after admitting to having an affair with a lobbyist.