Sunday, May 24, 2015

Representative  Mary Brandenburg

District 89

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Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  West Palm Beach

Occupation:  Legislator

Spouse:  Pete "Pete" Brandenburg of Battle Creek, MI

Education:  University of Florida, A.A., 1969; Florida Atlantic University, B.A., 1972, M.B.A., 1980

Born:  May 12, 1949, Rochester, NY

Moved to Florida:  1957

Religious Affiliation:  Roman Catholic

Recreational Interest:  family activities, Florida history, quilting, weaving

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2002, reelected subsequently

Other Public Service

West Palm Beach Security Task Force 1999-present

City of West Palm Beach, City Commissioner District 3 1999-2002

Metropolitan Planning Organization of Palm Beach County 1999-2002

Palm Beach County Intergovernmental Coordination Program, Executive Committee 1999-2002

Palm Beach County League of Cities, Director 1999-2002, Education Committee Chair 2000-2002

Palm Beach County Regional Hazardous Materials Oversight Committee 2001-2002, Vice Chair 2002

Palm Beach County Work Group on Improving Judgment about Health Care Spending 2001-2002

West Palm Beach Historic Preservation Board, 1991-1997, Chair 1994-1996


Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, Government Affairs Committee, Leadership West Palm Beach Coordinating Committee

Economic Forum of Palm Beach County

Forum Club of the Palm Beaches

Friends of the Forest Hill High School Environmental Academy, Board of Directors 1997-present

Friends of the West Palm Beach Public Library, Board of Directors 1993-present

Greater Lake Worth Chamber of Commerce

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Historical Society of Palm Beach County

Lantana Chamber of Commerce

Leadership Florida, Class XX

Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce

Palm Beach Civic Association

Palm Beach Legislative Delegation, Chair

St. Mary's Medical Center, Governing Board 2002-2008

Women's Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County

El Cid Historic Neighborhood Association, Board of Directors 1992-2000, President 1995


Friends of the Environmental Science and Technology Academy Forest Hill Community High School, Outstanding Service to Environmental Education Award 2008

Friends of the Forest Hill High School Environmental Academy, Outstanding Service to Environmental Education Award 2008

Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners, Recognition and Appreciation for Service as the Chairman of the Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation 2008

Palm Beach County Substance Abuse Coalition, Sponsoring Legislation Banning Salvia divinorum 2008

School District of Palm Beach County, Certificate of Appreciation 2008

St. Mary’s Medical Center, Recognition and Appreciation for Service as a member of the St. Mary’s Medical Center Board of Governors 2001-2008

American Cancer Society, Legislative Award 2007

Florida Chamber of Commerce, Honor Roll 2007

Florida Retail Federation, Democratic Legislator of the Year 2007

The President of the University of Florida, the Board of Trustees, Appreciation Award for Outstanding Dedication and Commitment 2007

Democratic Women's Club of Broward County, Legislator of the Year 2006

Palm Beach County Farm Bureau, Out 'Standing in the Field' Award 2006

Florida Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Certificate of Appreciation 2006

Florida Atlantic University, Alumni Talon Award, Recognition of Exceptional Leadership 2006

Florida Atlantic University Small Business Development Center, Resource Partner 2006, 2003

Florida State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police, Recognition Award 2006

National Organization for Women, Florida's Fearless Few Recognition Award 2006

Tri-State Syrupmakers Association, Certificate of Appreciation 2006

The Florida League of Cities, Legislation Appreciation Award 2005

The School Board of Palm Beach County, Certificate of Appreciation 2005

West Palm Beach Fire Rescue Department, Firestorm Appreciation Award 2005, 2004

American Heart Association, Leadership Award 2004

Planned Parenthood of Palm Beach County, Carolyn H. Huckshorn Advocacy Award 2004

Florida Silver-Haired Legislature, Certificate of Appreciation 2003

Palm Beach County League of Cities, State Legislator of the Year 2003

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