Florida State Sen. Dorothy Hukill Withdraws From Reelection Bid Due to Recurrence of Cancer

By  //  September 28, 2018

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Cocoa's Mel Martin is the Democratic candidate for the Florida Senate District 14 seat

Florida State Sen. Dorothy Hukill announced Friday that she has withdrawn from her bid for reelection during the General election on Nov. 6. Hukill, a Republican, said on Facebook that an aggressive recurrence of cancer is her reason for withdrawing.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida State Sen. Dorothy Hukill announced Friday that she has withdrawn from her bid for reelection during the General election on Nov. 6.

Hukill, a Republican, said on Facebook that an aggressive recurrence of cancer is her reason for withdrawing:

A message from Dorothy:

As my close friends and family, you know that I received treatment for cancer in 2016. Thanks to the good wishes and prayers from so many of you, and the excellent care from my medical team, the cancer went into remission. Returning to work serving my constituents over the past two years was one of the great joys of my life.

Unfortunately, I have recently experienced an aggressive recurrence of this cancer. Along with my family, I have made the difficult decision to enter hospice care and no longer seek treatment for this disease.

As a result, I will no longer be seeking re-election this November.

I have so enjoyed serving you and the people of Florida. I have been honored by your friendship and the trust you have placed in me, from my very first term serving on the Ponce Inlet Town Council to the past six years in the Florida Senate.

To all of my friends, supporters, constituents, colleagues, and my dedicated staff who have all done so much on behalf of the people we’ve served: thank you from the bottom of my heart.

– Senator Dorothy L. Hukill

Cocoa’s Mel Martin is the Democratic candidate for the Florida Senate District 14 seat.

Hukill, 72, represented parts of the Volusia County area since 2012. She has represented the 14th district, encompassing southern Volusia and northern Brevard Counties, since 2016, after being redistricted from the 8th district, which included parts of Volusia, Lake, and Marion Counties.

She previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 28th district in southern Volusia from 2004 to 2012.

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