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Phillip BrutusAmerican politician
Phillip J. Brutus (born November 26, 1957 in Port-au-Prince) is a former member of the Florida House of Representatives. Brutus graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, New York. He received his Bachelor's degree at the University of Massachusetts Boston in 1982 and his J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1985. Brutus moved to Florida in 1985. Prior to his election to the Florida House, Brutus was a member of the Miami Community Council from the Third District. In 2006, Brutus did not seek reelection. Brutus had announced in 2009 that he would run for the seat in the United States House of Representatives previously held by Kendrick Meek. Brutus mentioned that the district needed a leader who understood the community’s needs and was able to implement policies that would advance its priorities. As a law practitioner for 22 years, Mr. Brutus has represented clients in the community on a range of issues including: immigration, civil rights violation, discrimination and foreclosure defense.