TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Republican Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee is resigning her post as the state’s top election official.
Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office made the announcement Thursday.
In a resignation letter, Lee said she would step down Monday and thanked the governor, who appointed her in 2019.
Her letter did not specify a reason for leaving but news outlets have reported that she’s considering a run for Congress.
DeSantis’ office said it would soon have an announcement on Lee’s replacement.
Prior to becoming secretary of state, Lee was a judge in Hillsborough County, a former federal prosecutor and federal public defender.