Holly Benson, the secretary of Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration, has tendered her resignation, effective Oct. 28, according to a copy of her resignation letter provided by AHCA.
Benson resigns as head of Fla. healthcare agency
Benson, 38, was appointed to the position in February 2008 by Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican. In her resignation letter to Crist, Benson wrote that after meeting with the governor this week to discuss her future plans, it was clear that she needed to resign in order to pursue those opportunities. The speculation has been that Benson would run for the Republican nomination for state attorney general, according to published reports. Benson also noted in her resignation letter that the future of healthcare was being written in Washington, not Florida’s capital of Tallahassee.
Prior to becoming AHCA secretary, Benson was secretary of Florida’s Business and Professional Regulation Department. Before that, she was a member of the Florida House of Representatives for six years.
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