State Senator Jeff Clemens (D-Atlantis) says that his Democratic Senate primary opponent, state Rep. Irving Slosberg should resign because Slosberg moved from that district to challenge Clemens.
Slosberg said he isn’t resigning, and called Clemens “crybaby”, for raising the issue.
Slosberg is the representative of state House District 91. He was previously registered to vote at a Boca Raton location in that district until last week. e
Slosberg updated his voter registration to Boynton Beach, which is in Senate District 31, on July 25. The new residence is located in state House District 889, leaving District 91 without any representative.
Clemens stated in a campaign press release that “I’m certain it was a difficult decision to abandon people who voted for him into office.” “I believe Irv considered how upset House District 91 voters would be since his decision has left them without a legal state representative. I haven’t yet seen Irv’s resignation letter, but I’m sure it will soon.”
Slosberg stated that he still represents District 91 constituents, even though his home is outside of the district. He laughed at the notion of resigning.
“I am doing exactly what I should do to run (for Senate). Remember that he (Clemens), told me to move into the district. Slosberg stated this afternoon that he did just that.
Slosberg could resign as Republican Governor. Rick Scott might call for a special election in order to fill the House District91 vacancy, or allow the seat to remain vacant up to the November election.
Slosberg’s daughter Emily Slosberg and ex-state Rep. Kelly Skidmore will be running in the Democratic primary in order to replace Irving Slosberg. The primary winner will only face a write in candidate in November.
Clemens stated that “Irv must decide whether he wants be a lawyer or a criminal,”