Florida State Senate, 40th District
Continuing the fight for working class families and for their children, Sen. Dwight Bullard looks to return to Tallahassee and take on special interests as the State Senator for Florida’s 40th District. Dwight was born in Philadelphia, moving to Florida with his family 1981. His parents taught the importance of education and public service through their leadership as educators, school administrators, and even members of the Florida House of Representatives. Additionally, his mother served as a Florida State Senator from 2002 to 2012. Inspired early on by his parents to dedicate himself to education, Dwight attended Florida A&M University and graduated with a degree in History Education.
Dwight has been a teacher at Coral Reef Senior High School in Miami since 2000. Motivated to run for office by a desire to give the voiceless a voice in government, he was elected as a representative of District 118 in 2008. In 2012, he won his election for a seat in the Florida State Senate. As a policy maker, Dwight has been a champion for education and has received the Florida Education Association’s Freshman Friend of Public Education Award, and the Florida Association of School Administrators’ Next Generation Leader Award. Dwight is deeply involved with his community through the NAACP, 100 Black Men of South Florida, and his service as a board member of City Year Miami, Camillus House and the Zoological Society of South Florida. As a leader, he has pushed for progressive policies, ranging from a $15 minimum wage to the revocation of Florida’s infamous “Stand Your Ground” law. As the State Senator for the 40th District, Dwight will continue his fight for working class families and communities of color across Florida, continuing his successful career as a bold leader for the voiceless.