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‘New chapters begin’: Rep. Fred Hawkins to step down for job at South Florida State College

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — Rep. Fred Hawkins plans to step down, he told Channel 9 Tuesday.

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Hawkins said on Twitter he is looking forward to becoming the next President of South Florida State College.

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He told Channel 9 the vote for him to get the job isn’t until June 7, but he is the only finalist.

“I feel that the job would require someone’s fulltime attention, just as I treated it,” Hawkins said.

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If Hawkins steps down, a special election would need to be held to fill his vacancy.

Hawkins tweeted, “Pages turn and new chapters begin. I am looking forward to becoming the next President of South Florida State College. My time as an elected official has been a highlight of my life, especially serving in the Florida House.”

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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