Bobby Brantley

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Bobby Brantley
Lieutenant Governor Bobby Brantley.jpg
13th Lieutenant Governor of Florida
In office
January 6, 1987 – January 8, 1991
Governor Bob Martinez
Preceded by Wayne Mixson
Succeeded by Buddy MacKay
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 27th district
34th (1978-1982)
In office
November 7, 1978 – November 4, 1986
Preceded by Vince Fechtel, Jr.
Succeeded by Stan Bainter
Personal details
Born (1948-04-06) April 6, 1948 (age 69)
Atmore, Alabama[1]
Political party Republican

Bobby Lynn Brantley (born April 6, 1948) is an American Republican politician from the State of Florida. He served one term as 13th Lieutenant Governor of Florida, from 1987 to 1991.[2]

Brantley began his political career in 1978 when he was elected to the Florida House of Representatives from a district based in Seminole and Lake Counties. He was reelected three times and represented parts of Central Florida in the House until in 1986.

In 1986, he won the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor, defeating Marilyn Evans-Jones, Betty Easley, and Tom Bush to become the running-mate for Tampa Mayor Bob Martinez, the Republican nominee for governor. In the general election, Martinez and Brantley defeated the Democratic ticket, consisting of State Rep. Steve Pajcic for governor and State Sen. Frank Mann for lieutenant governor, by 54.56 to 45.44%.

Brantley did not seek reelection in 1990, and retired from political office in 1991. As of 2011 he is a consultant and lobbyist at one of Florida's oldest law firms, Shutts & Bowen.[3]


  1. ^ Morris, A.C. (1981). The Florida Handbook. 20. Peninsular Pub. Co. ISSN 0361-9788. Retrieved August 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ Lawrence Kestenbaum. "The Political Graveyard: Florida: Lieutenant Governors". Retrieved August 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Bobby Brantley: Florida Law Firm, Attorneys | Shutts & Bowen website". Retrieved August 20, 2015. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Wayne Mixson
Lieutenant Governor of Florida
Succeeded by
Buddy MacKay