U.S. Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) today issued this statement following his learning of the passing of Senator Jim King, former Florida Senate President.
"Kitty and I are saddened by the passing of a great Florida man, Jim King. Jim's passion for our state earned him respect and admiration from around Florida. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jim's wife, Linda, daughters, Monta and Laurie, and the entire family."