MIAMI (AP) -- Larcenia Bullard, who served for two decades in the Florida House and Senate representing parts of South Florida, has died. She was 65.
Aaron McKinney, an assistant to Bullard's son, state Sen. Dwight Bullard, announced her death in an email to lawmakers and their staffs on Saturday evening. The email did not disclose her cause of death.
In an email, Senate President Don Gaetz said Bullard had "faced many serious challenges to her health in recent months." However, Gaetz says she made an appearance on the Senate floor two weeks ago as her son began his first session as a Senator.