Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez To Resign For Congress Run


Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez is set to resign this Friday afternoon.

She's giving up her seat just one day after a judge ruled there's nothing wrong with the state's "resign to run" law.

Rosen Gonzalez had sought to block the state from applying the new law to her congressional bid, but was rebuffed Thursday by a judge who said the city commissioner must give up her local position in order to campaign for federal office. 

Judge Karen Gievers dismissed the commissioner's argument that the law — placed on the books last month — was being retroactively applied in an improper manner.

Rosen Gonzalez says she's not giving up her campaign to take the Congressional seat being vacated by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen; therefore, she must step down now.


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