Newly elected state Rep. Marie Woodson, D-Hollywood, announced on Tuesday that she, her husband and their two adult children tested positive for COVID-19.
“Yesterday, I tested positive for COVID-19 after my husband and children were also tested positive for the virus,” Woodson said in a statement on Tuesday. “Consequently, we are quarantining at home. I am asking that you keep us in your prayers and continue to follow all CDC guidelines, while dealing with this pandemic. I will continue to work from home and serve the residents of District 101. Take care and be safe!”
Woodson represents parts of Broward County. She won the Democratic nomination back in August and ran over Republican Vincent Parlatore, taking 74 percent of the vote in the general election. She replaced state Rep. Shevrin Jones, D-West Park, who was facing term limits.
Before entering politics, Woodson worked as a social services administrator in Miami Dade County and led the Miami Dade Commission on Women.