FORT LAUDERDALE — Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Bobby DuBose will make a run for the State House seat being vacated by House Minority Leader Rep. Perry E. Thurston Jr., who cannot run again due to term-limits, he announced Oct. 14.
DuBose a Democrat, said he will use his experience from city hall to “improve the quality of life for the residents of District 94 and the citizens of Florida.”
District 94 includes much of Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Manors, portions of Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Oakland Park and Plantation.
The commissioner was first elected to the Fort Lauderdale City Commission in 2009. He also served as vice mayor to the commission. He was re-elected with no opposition for a second term in 2012.
Also in 2012, DuBose was elected by fellow elected officials of Broward’s 31 municipalities to serve as the president of the Broward League of Cities.
During his tenure as the league’s president, he launched “Together We Serve,” an initiative to forge a partnership with Broward County municipalities and encourage elected officials and residents to donate one million volunteer hours to worthwhile charitable causes.
“City Commissioner Bobby Dubose has been the driving force behind the economic development and revitalization of our city’s central and northwest areas,” said Mayor John P. “Jack” Seiler.
“Bobby’s energy, enthusiasm, and work ethic have set a course for more jobs, greater opportunities, and a brighter future for Fort Lauderdale.”
DuBose said his priorities are “jobs, economic growth and ensuring a quality education is provided for the children of this community and state.”
“Commissioner DuBose has an impressive record of working very hard for his constituents, leading the Broward League of
Cities and demonstrating his leadership skills of bringing people together to get things done” said Thurston. “Bobby will be an excellent and effective representative for district 94 in Tallahassee.”
DuBose was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale. He graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He is currently an MBA candidate at Nova Southeastern University.
The commissioner is married and he and his wife have a nine-year-old son and another baby due in November.