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Florida legislator Kristin Jacobs dies of cancer at 60

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Posted at 3:32 PM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 15:32:30-04

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida state Rep. Kristin Jacobs has died of colon cancer. She was 60 she she died Saturday.

She spent most of the recently completed legislative session working from her hospital bed, but she did return to Tallahassee last month for passage of a bill named in her honor banning the importation of shark fins to the state.

Before being elected to the state House in 2014, she served 16 years on the Broward County Commission, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.