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Florida Democrats Look for New Executive Director

Florida Democratic Party
Posted at 4:47 PM, Jan 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-24 16:47:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (The News Service of Florida) - With a new chairman taking over this month, Florida Democratic Party Executive Director Scott Arceneaux will leave his post, the party announced Tuesday.

"I have been blessed for over seven and a half years to work with amazing people, surrounded by friends and colleagues who I respect, all for a cause and an organization I deeply believe in," Arceneaux said in a prepared statement released by the party. "I want to thank all the dedicated Democrats, elected officials, candidates, volunteers, staff, and party leaders across our great state who made my time at the FDP truly rewarding."

Arceneaux will remain at the party until a replacement is hired.

The change comes after Stephen Bittel was elected this month to replace former Chairwoman Allison Tant, who decided against seeking another term leading the party.

The party said it will conduct a nationwide search for a new executive director, who likely will help guide the party through a 2018 election cycle that includes races for governor, U.S. senator and three Cabinet offices.