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Dwight Bullard
Dwight Bullard.jpg
Florida State Senate, District 39
Incumbent
In office
November 20, 2012 - present
Term ends
November 15, 2016
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$29,687/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida House Of Representatives District 118
2008-2012
Education
Bachelor'sFlorida A&M University, 1999
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 4, 1977
Place of birthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
ProfessionTeacher
ReligionEpiscopal
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Dwight Bullard is a Democratic member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 39. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Bullard served in the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 118 from 2008 to 2012.

Biography

Bullard's professional experience includes working as a teacher at Coral Reef Senior High School.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2008

Bullard did not provide answers to the Florida State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

Bullard's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 257 - "Motor Vehicle Safety: Requires limited access facilities that are adjacent to canal or other water body to have system of guardrails, retention cables, or other barriers between highway & canal or water body"
  • HB 595 - "Tax on Sales, Use, and Other Transactions: Specifies period during which sales of books, clothing, & school supplies are exempt from such tax; provides exceptions; authorizes DOR to adopt emergency rules; provides appropriation."
  • HB 731 - "Tax on Sales, Use, and Other Transactions: Provides for 1-percent increase in sales & use tax rate"

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

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bullard served on the following committees:

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Vice-chair
Education
Environmental Preservation and Conservation
Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security
Administrative Procedures

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bullard served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Bullard served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Bullard won election in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 39. Bullard defeated James Bush III, Ron Saunders, Sal Gutierrez, and John Johnson in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Scott Hopes (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Florida State Senate, District 39, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDwight Bullard 70.5% 102,512
     Republican Scott Hopes 29.5% 42,922
Total Votes 145,434
Florida State Senate, District 39 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDwight Bullard 35.3% 10,844
Ron Saunders 30.3% 9,327
James Bush III 27.6% 8,478
John Johnson 3.8% 1,168
Sal Gutierrez 3% 933
Total Votes 30,750

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bullard ran for re-election to the 118th District seat in 2010. He defeated Kionne McGhee in the August 24 primary.[5]

Florida House of Representatives, District 118 - Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dwight Bullard 3,624 52.91%
Kionne L. McGhee 3,225 47.09%

Bullard defeated Charles David Lopez (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Florida House of Representatives, District 118
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dwight Bullard (D) 18,833 74.4%
Charles David Lopez (R) 6,478 25.6%

2008

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

In 2008, Bullard won election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 118th District. Bullard ran unopposed in the general election. He raised $36,250 for his campaign.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bullard is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Bullard raised a total of $190,345 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 24, 2013.[8]

Dwight Bullard's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State Senate, District 39 Won $84,845
2010 Florida State House, District 118 Won $69,250
2008 Florida State House, District 118 Won $36,250
Grand Total Raised $190,345

2012

Bullard won election to the Florida State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Bullard raised a total of $84,845.
Florida State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dwight Bullard's campaign in 2012
Dade County Police Benevolent Association$2,000
Florida Hospital Association$1,500
Humana$1,000
Dosal Tobacco$1,000
Florida Institute of Cpas$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$84,845
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Bullard won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Bullard raised a total of $69,250.

2008

Bullard won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Bullard raised a total of $36,250.

Personal

Bullard is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Redlands Democrats, Richmond Heights Homeowners Association, and South Dade Democrats.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Larcenia Bullard (D)
Florida State Senate District 39
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 118
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Frank Artiles (R)