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Mack Bernard

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Mack Bernard
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Florida House of Representatives District 84
Former member
In office
September 22, 2009 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
High schoolAtlantic High School
Bachelor'sFlorida State University (1997)
J.D.University of Florida (2002)
Date of birthMarch 4, 1976
Place of birthPort-au-Prince, Haiti
ReligionSeventh-Day Adventist
Personal website
Campaign website
Mack Bernard is a former Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 84 from August 25, 2009, to 2012. He served as Deputy Vice-Mayor of the Delray Beach City Commission.[1]

Bernard ran in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 27.


Bernard earned his B.S. in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Florida State University and his J.D. from the University of Florida in 2002.[2]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bernard served on these committees:

  • Health & Human Services
  • Subcommittee on Civil Justice
  • Subcommittee on Economic Development and Tourism, Ranking Minority Member
  • Subcommittee on Insurance and Banking
  • Subcommittee on Transportation and Economic Development Appropriations


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Bernard served on these committees:


Domino's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 245 - "Community Colleges: Renames specified community colleges."

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Primary election lawsuit

Incumbent Mack Bernard filed a lawsuit in Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal challenging his narrow August 2012 Democratic primary election defeat for his Florida State Senate District 27 seat.[3]

Bernard’s suit alleged that at least 40 absentee ballots and nine provisional ballots cast for him were improperly thrown out by the Palm Beach County supervisor of elections.[3] The absentee ballots were discarded because of alleged discrepancies between the signatures found on the ballots and those found in voter registration records. If counted, Bernard would have won the primary.[3]

Both the circuit and appeals courts found in favor of Clemens.[4]



See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Bernard ran in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 27. Bernard was defeated by Jeff Clemens in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.[5]

Florida State Senate, District 27 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Clemens 50% 12,157
Mack Bernard 50% 12,140
Total Votes 24,297


See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bernard ran for re-election to the 84th District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary. Bernard defeated Albert Key (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Florida House of Representatives, District 84
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mack Bernard (D) 21,125 77.91%
Albert Key (R) 5,988 22.09%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Bernard raised $94,897 in contributions.[7]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Florida Chamber Of Commerce $2,500
Florida Association Of Realtors $2,000
AT&T $2,000
Florida Association Of Insurance Agents $1,500

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Preceded by
Florida House of Representatives District 84
Succeeded by
Larry Lee, Jr. (D)