Day after Rouson announcement, Mia Jones says she wants to lead House Democrats


A day after Rep. Darryl Rousonsaid he will seek to become House Democratic leader in 2014, Rep. Mia Jones said she also will seek the post.

Jones told The Florida Times-Union that her priority is to make sure “that our caucus stands together so that we don’t have to wonder who will be with us, or if our leadership will be with us,” Jones, who has been in the House since 2008, has helped lead House Democrats on issues such as Medicaid. Rep. Perry Thurston will be the Democratic leader from 2012 to 2014.

Via the News Service of Florida.