Dorothy Hukill attending Korean War veterans event Saturday
TALLAHASSEE, FLA.10/25/17-Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, listens to testimony during the Senate Environmental and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee Wednesday at the Capitol in Tallahassee. Hukill missed the 2017 regular session to receive treatment for cancer and is attending committee meetings in preparation for the 2018 session. COLIN HACKLEY PHOTO


Port Orange Republican Sen. Dorothy Hukill will attend a luncheon being held by a chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association on Saturday.

The luncheon is part of a convention for the Florida department of the veterans’ group hosted by KWVA Chapter 189, which covers the eastern coast of Florida.

The event will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3282 in Port Orange, 5810 S. Williamson Blvd., from 11:45 am to 1 pm.

KWVA was founded by a group of Korean War veterans in the mid-1980s to serve a fraternal organization and to advocate for a Korean War Veterans Memorial, which has since been constructed in Washington.

The group has also expanded its membership since its founding to include all U.S. military personnel who have served in Korea from Sept. 3, 1945, to the present day.

The original KWVA charter limited membership to those who served between June 1950 and January 1955. U.S. servicemen fought in the Korean War from June 1950 through July 1953, when combat ceased.

Hukill was elected to the Senate in 2012 and represents Senate District 14, which covers parts of Brevard and Volusia Counties. Prior to the Senate, Hukill served four terms in the Florida House.​

She currently faces two Democratic challengers in her 2018 re-election bid.

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