State Senator Jeff Clemens from Lake Worth says he is resigning.
It comes less than 24 hours after he admitted he had an affair with a lobbyist.
Clemens was going to be the leader of the Democrats in the Senate.
In a written statement Clemens said he's made mistakes that he's ashamed of and now he's focusing on becoming a better person. He said that's impossible to do while in elected office.
Before becoming a senator Clemens was the mayor of Lake Worth and was a state representative.
He's been a senator since 2012
State Sen. Jeff Clemens, in line to become Democratic leader, abruptly resigns after affair with lobbyist pic.twitter.com/3YQxmOrSk2
— George Bennett (@gbennettpost) October 27, 2017