Reggie Fullwood

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Reggie Fullwood
Reggie Fullwood.jpg
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 13th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
November 20, 2012
Preceded by Daniel Davis
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 15th district
In office
November 16, 2010 – November 20, 2012
Preceded by Audrey Gibson
Succeeded by Daniel Davis
Personal details
Born (1975-04-04) April 4, 1975 (age 39)
Jacksonville, Florida
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Latasha "Tasha" Garrison
Children Rejenald, Zoie, Garrison
Alma mater University of North Florida (B.A.)
Profession Consultant
Religion Baptist

Reginald "Reggie" Fullwood (born April 4, 1975) is a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 13th District, which includes most of downtown Jacksonville in central Duval County, since 2012, and previously representing the 15th District from 2010 to 2012.

History[edit]

Fullwood was born in Jacksonville in 1975 and attended the University of North Florida, where he graduated with a degree in communications in 1997. In 1999, Fullwood was elected to the Jacksonville City Council, and was the youngest person to be elected to the city council in city history. He served on the City Council from 1999 to 2007.

Florida House of Representatives[edit]

In 2006, Fullwood challenged incumbent State Representative Audrey Gibson in the Democratic primary in the 13th District, and he ultimately lost to her, receiving 43% of the vote. When Gibson was prevented from seeking another term due to term limits in 2010, Fullwood ran to succeed her, winning the nomination of his party unopposed. He faced Republican nominee Randy Smith in the general election, whom he defeated in a landslide, receivng 67% of the vote.

Following the reconfiguration of House districts in 2012, Fullwood was redistricted into the 15th District, which included most of the territory that he had represented from the 13th District. He won both the Democratic nomination and the general election without an opponent and was sworn into his second term in the House.

In 2013, Fullwood joined with State Senator Dwight Bullard to propose legislation that would strengthen protections against cyberbullying, specifically, expanding "the authority of Florida's public schools to discipline students for cyberbullying done through the use of a school computer, at the site of a school-sponsored activity or on a school bus."[1] During the controversy over whether the state of Florida should participate in the Medicare expansion as authorized under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Fullwood supported the expansion and criticized Republicans who opposed accepting federal funds, observing that the state of Florida already accepts billions of dollars in federal funds for other purposes; "Why not just accept any federal funds? If that's the mantra, let's just not accept any," Fullwood noted.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dixon, Matt (April 22, 2013). "Cyberbullying bill headed to Florida Senate". Florida Times-Union. Retrieved May 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ Dixon, Matt (April 26, 2013). "Florida House swats health care plan to use federal money". Florida Times-Union. Retrieved May 2, 2014. 

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