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Minority Office — Press Release


December 9, 2016

CONTACT: Travaris McCurdy, 407.656.6716

Florida State Senator Randolph Bracy Selected Chair of Criminal Justice Committee

Tallahassee —

Florida Senator Randolph Bracy has recently been selected to serve as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice for the upcoming 2016-17 legislative session. The Orlando Democrat and former educator has been a passionate advocate for critical changes in the state’s criminal justice system, and has long championed needed overhauls to antiquated sentencing mandates for certain drug convictions and other offenses, a mission he hopes to continue.

“My background in teaching children, and, later, service on the House Criminal Justice Committee helped me understand the challenges so many Floridians encounter within the criminal justice system in our state today,” said Senator Bracy, who was recently elected to the Florida Senate following four years of service in the lower chamber.

As one of only two African American chairs of a committee in the past 20 years since Republicans have held control of the legislature, Senator Bracy is eager to work alongside members within his party and across the aisle to bring about common sense solutions to many of the criminal justice issues faced by our state today. 

The remaining committee assignments for Senator Bracy for the upcoming legislative session include Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice, Vice Chair Appropriations, Banking and Insurance, Judiciary, and Regulated Industries.

Senator Bracy was elected to the Florida House in 2012 and recently elected as a member of the Florida Senate for the 11th district which consists of portions of Orange County in November 2016.

For further information contact, Kyle Alexandre, Charlean Gatlin, or Travaris McCurdy at 407-656-6716.