Larcenia Bullard
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Larcenia Bullard

Democrat

American politician

Miami, Florida
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Larcenia Bullard

American politician
Summary
Experience
65
Age at Death1947-2013
17
Years of Experience
FLResidence (state)

Larcenia J. Bullard (July 21, 1947 – March 16, 2013) was an American politician and a Democratic member of the Florida State Senate, representing the 39th District, which included parts of Collier, Hendry, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach Counties, from 2002 to 2012. Bullard was born in Allendale, South Carolina, and moved to Florida in 1980. In 1992, she was elected to the Florida House of Representatives from the 118th District, defeating Republican candidate John Minchew. She was re-elected without opposition in 1994, and in 1996, defeated Republican William "Bill" Greene. Bullard sought a final term in the House in 1998, and defeated Republican James Jones and Independent Denny Wood. She did not seek another term in 2000, and was succeeded by her husband, Edward B. Bullard. In 2002, Bullard sought election to the Florida State Senate from the 39th District, and, in the Democratic primary, faced former State Representative Ron Saunders, former State Representative John F. Cosgrove, Donald Jones, and State Representative Cindy Lerner. Bullard narrowly defeated Saunders to win her party's nomination by fewer than 800 votes, and in the general election, defeated Republican nominee Evaristo Marina in a landslide. Bullard faced a tough re-election campaign in 2004, when former State Representative Saunders, who had run two years prior, and Sheila Chamberlain, ran against her in the Democratic primary. However, Bullard defeated both Saunders and Chamberlain, moving onto the general election, where she crushed her Republican opponent, Joseph Delaney.

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 3)  
Nova University
MS
1991
Antioch University
BA
1971
Temple University
AA
1968

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 5)  
Senator
Florida State Senate
2003 - 2012
Representative
Florida State House of Representatives
1992 - 2000
Experience
Educational Consultant
Experience
Former Teacher/Administrator
Experience
Community Activist

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 11)  
Board Member
South Dade Civitan Club
1991 - 1992
Parliamentarian
Continental Society Incorporated
1990 - 1991
Advisory Council Chair
Dade Alternative School, present
Life Member
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, present
Member
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, present
Member
National Council of Negro Women, present
Member
Greater South Dade/Miami Chamber of Commerce, present
Member
Women in Government, present
Member
Women's Political Caucus
Member
South Dade Minority Cultural Arts Task Force
Member
Miami-Dade Criminal Justice Council