State Sen. Perry Thurston represents parts of Broward County, including Fort Lauderdale. Perry, a Democrat, is an attorney who was first elected to the Florida House in 2006. He has served in the Senate since 2016.
Stand up for the facts!
Misinformation isn't going away just because it's a new year. Support trusted, factual information with a tax deductible contribution to PolitiFact.
I would like to contribute
Fact-checking journalism is the heart of PolitiFact. Our core principles are independence, transparency, fairness, thorough reporting and clear writing. The reason we publish is to give citizens the information they need to govern themselves in a democracy.
In a world of wild talk and fake news, help us stand up for the facts.