Sachs served in the House from 2006-10, when she was elected to the Senate. Sachs was re-elected in 2014 to a four-year term that she had planned to serve out — but that was upended by the court-ordered redistricting plan that puts all 40 state Senate districts on the ballot this year.

Sachs sponsored legislation that protected from criminal prosecution sex workers who are victims of . And she has provided volunteer legal advice to organizations associated with Irish Nobel Laureate Betty Williams who is active in global citizenship campaigns, including the fight against trafficking.

“I have the opportunity to do this, and I know I cannot serve two masters,” Sachs said. “This is important work. And I know what it takes to run a good campaign.”

Sachs, a Delray Beach Democrat and lawyer, said she has formed a nonprofit organization called the Coalition Against Human Trafficking, and plans to focus her attention on this work.

Sen. Maria Sachs said Wednesday that she won’t seek re-election this fall, effectively ending a 10-year legislative career in the Florida House and Senate.