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Bobby DuBose

Bobby DuBose


Bobby B. DuBose is a business executive and servant leader with deep ties to the South Florida community. He was re-elected for a second term in the Florida House of Representatives on November 2016 and accepted the position of Democratic Leader Pro Tempore until 2018. This follows his many years of service as Commissioner for District 3 with the City of Fort Lauderdale. Additionally, Mr. DuBose was elected as Chair of the Broward Legislative Delegation for 2016-2017. In April 2019, House Democrats voted Mr. DuBose as Leader Designate for 2020.

Mr. DuBose received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Florida. After graduation, Mr. DuBose returned to his hometown neighborhood where he learned the true meaning of “to whom much is given, much is required.”

Mr. DuBose believes strongly in community service and has volunteered his time serving in many civic organizations since childhood. He is a life member of the NAACP, a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., a life member of the University of Florida Alumni Association and Florida Blue Key.

During his term on the Fort Lauderdale City Commission, Mr. DuBose was appointed to the Broward County Planning Council where he served as the Vice Chair. He was the City’s representative to the Tourist Development Council, as well as the former President of the Broward League of Cities and former Board of Directors Member of the Florida League of Cities.

Mr. DuBose also served as a member-at-large for the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, and a member of Florida Conference of Black State Legislators, the National Conference of State Legislatures, Florida Blue Key Advisory Board, and University of Florida National Alumni Board.

Mr. DuBose has received several honors and awards including:

  •        Florida Sheriffs Association: Friend of the Sheriff Award 2019
  •        Jack & Jill of America, Inc.: Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter 2019 Legislative    Pioneer
  •        Florida League of Cities 2018 Defender of Home Rule Award
  •        MODCO 2018 Community Service Award
  •        Florida League of Cities’ Legislative
  •        Appreciation Award in 2016, 2017, 2019
  •        2017 Florida Association of Counties Legislative Leadership Award
  •        Sistrunk Historical Organization 2017 Honoree
  •        2015 Exceptional Service to the Community Award from the TJ Reddick Bar Association
  •        Florida League of Cities’ Freshman Legislator of the Year 2015
  •        2014-2015 SWAT Advisor of the Year from Florida Health
  •        2013 Broward Education Foundation’s Hall of Fame Outstanding Achievement Award
  •        2012 American Tennis Association Hall of Fame Chairman’s Award
  •        2011 South Florida’s 50 Most Powerful Black Professionals by Legacy Magazine
  •        2011 Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things by Friends of the AARLCC
  •        2009 Gold Coast Magazine’s “40 under 40” Broward County Rising Stars
  •        2009 Broward Young Democrats – Young Democrat of the Year

Mr. DuBose is a member of Mount Bethel Ministries Fort Lauderdale. He is married to the former Yvette Culver and the proud father of Ethan Joshua and Jacob Emmanuel.