Dwight M. Bullard was born on February 4, 1977 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Larcenia J. Bullard is a former school teacher, administrator, education consultant and member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1992-2000. She was later elected to the Florida Senate in 2002 and served until 2012. His father Edward B. Bullard is a former educator, assistant principal, and former member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2000-2008. Like his parents, Dwight M. Bullard is a superior leader and community activist with a commitment and urgency around bringing educational equity to our nation’s children as well as restoring communities to their full potential.
In 1981, Dwight Bullard moved to Miami, Florida where he was raised in the community of Richmond Heights. Education was highly valued in the Bullard’s household and in 1995, after graduating from Miami Killian Senior High School, he continued his education at Florida A&M University where he received his Bachelor’s of Science in History Education. Since leaving FAMU, Bullard has remained committed to Education, Activism and Community.
Public Service, Teacher and Lawmaker
Since 2000, Senator Bullard has been a teacher at Coral Reef Senior High School in Miami and on November 18th, 2008, he was sworn into office as Representative of District 118. In 2012, he was elected to the Florida Senate. He is currently a member of the Agriculture Committee, the Transportation Committee and the Education Policy and Appropriations Committees.
Senator Bullard has served as a leader in the area of Education due to his outstanding leadership and commitment to education, both as a teacher and a policy maker. His extensive and remarkable role in Educational leadership has granted him tremendous recognition; Bullard was a recipient of the Florida Education Association’s Freshman Friend of Public Education Award, and the Florida Association of School Administrators’ Next Generation Leader Award. Senator Bullard is also affiliated with several Democratic organizations, and hence was awarded the Young Democrats of Miami-Dade Outstanding Leadership Award. He has also served as the Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party. Presently Dwight is the elected State Committeeman in the Gadsden County DEC, and is running to help rebuild and renew the Florida Democratic Party.
Dwight is also a member of several community, civic and social organizations ranging from the NAACP to 100 Black Men of South Florida. Senator Bullard is a member of several boards including City Year Miami, Camillus House and the Zoological Society of South Florida and has received community recognition from both local and national groups.