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Bills Honoring Former Sen. Greg Evers Moving Quickly In Florida Legislature

Oct 31, 2017
Originally published on October 30, 2017 5:21 pm

Bills paying tribute to former North Florida Republican Greg Evers are quickly moving through the legislature.

Former Sen. Greg Evers (R-Baker) lost his life in August, following a car crash near his Strawberry farm in the Florida Panhandle. And, Sen. Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater) filed a measure to honor him.

“This bill designates a portion of State Road 4 in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties for our former colleague and dear friend, Senator Greg Evers,” said Latvala.

Sen. Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala), who co-sponsored the bill, says he too misses his friend.

“It was a shock, but I can’t imagine anything more appropriate than naming a highway there near him,” said Baxley. “He left his mark where he left such a mark on his community and his district.”

Meanwhile, both the House and Senate measures have one more committee stop before heading to their respective floors for a vote by the full legislature.

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