Florida Keys county commissioner resigns following his domestic violence arrest in Hialeah
Embattled Florida Keys county commissioner Eddie Martinez resigned from office Tuesday citing “health issues,” Monroe County announced in a press release.
His resignation comes a week after he was arrested at a Hialeah home on a domestic abuse charge. Police said he told them he struggles with prescription drugs.
Martinez, a Republican, was narrowly elected on Nov. 3, 2020, to the Monroe County Commission in an upset over incumbent Heather Carruthers, a Democrat. He did not immediately respond to a request for comment on his resignation.
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