Senator Bullard Named Interim Chair of Florida Legislative Black Caucus

Dec 18, 2007

TALLAHASSEE – Following the Governor’s appointment of Representative Wilbert “Tee” Holloway to the Miami-Dade County School Board, state Senator Larcenia J. Bullard, District 39, has assumed the Interim Chairperson position of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus.

Senator Bullard (D-Miami) was named interim Chair of the legislative group last week. The position also means the Miami Democrat will assume the duties of Chief Operating Officer.

Senator Bullard will oversee the Caucus until a special election is held on January 21, 2008 to replace Holloway, who resigned as chairman in the wake of his appointment.

“As we head into the issues we’re facing during the 2008 Legislative Session, it’s critical that the Caucus continues to function as a united body,” said Bullard. “I’m flattered to be asked to resume my former role and help smooth the transition to new hands.”

Senator Bullard first joined the Florida Legislature in 1992, and was the first woman elected to House District 118. House District 118 is currently represented by her husband, Rep. Edward Bullard.

The veteran lawmaker of 13 years serves on six delegations: Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Hendry, and Collier. She currently is also the vice chair of the Senate’s Transportation and Agriculture Committees.