A press release for Negron — wife of State Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, whose district includes northern Palm Beach County and who’s the incoming Florida Senate President — said she’s the first so far of the eight candidates to gather the 2,298 needed to get on the primary ballot without having to pay a $10,444 filing fee.
The registered nurse and mother of three has tapped many of her husband’s Tallahassee connections while raising some $400,000 for the campaign, as of February, and already has aired her first television ad.
Rep. MaryLynn Magar, R-Tequesta, and Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, who represent the youngsters’ home town, sponsored the legislation. It cleared the Senate on a 39-0 vote and now goes to Scott, who is expected to sign the bill into law.
Magar earlier told the House the measure will “save lives, heartbreak and anguish.”