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Rep. Dwight Bullard will run for mom Larcenia's Miami state Senate seat

From a press release:

Miami, FL  (November 30, 2011) –This morning State Representative Dwight Bullard announced his candidacy for State Senator in the 39th District. The seat is currently held by Sen. Larcenia Bullard, who cannot seek reelection due to term limits.

“Public service is what I have been brought up around and enjoy doing” said Bullard, “The opportunity to go back to Tallahassee and protect the interests of the communities that have shaped my child and adulthood is one that I excitedly embrace. I have two terms in the Florida House of Representatives and 13 years as a public educator to help guide my legislative decisions as a State Senator. I will fight for job growth, strengthen our children’s education, and protect our neighborhoods, families, and seniors.”

Like many public employees, Bullard has experienced firsthand the effects of the economic downturn these past three years, but has continued to strive for success in everything he does. Currently, Bullard is a State Representative in the 118th district, as well as continuing to serve as a teacher at Coral Reeef Sr. High School. Bullard is a community leader, serving in several community and civic organizations.

Bullard said his priorities if elected to the senate are to implement more fiscally and socially responsible state budgets, support policies that help employers create and retain jobs in Florida, and ensure that local schools receive state funding they need to meet children’s academic and extracurricular needs. Bullard also intends to promote legislation that will effectively capture the true intent of the taxpayers in Florida.

“I am running for this office because I want to bring that same experience, commitment and vision I have always brought to my personal and professional life to the State Senate” stated Bullard. “The state of  Florida needs a leader that it can count on, a leader with strong relationships and a willingness to fight for what is right. I will work hard for the 39th District just like I have worked hard my whole life.”

Bullard lives in the community of Richmond Heights where he was raised by his parents Hon. Edward Bullard (a former State Representative) and Sen. Larcenia Bullard. He received a B.S. in History with a minor in Education from Florida A&M University.

The not yet drawn 39th District will likely include portions of Miami-Dade County as well as Monroe and surrounding counties.

For more information about Dwight Bullard and his campaign, please visit www.dwightbullard.com or join his Facebook group Dwight Bullard for FL State