Sunday, October 26, 2014

Representative  Yolly Roberson

District 104
Democrat

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Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Miami

Occupation:  Attorney

Child(ren):  Karamie Brutus

Education:  University of Massachusetts/Boston, B.S.N., 1983; New England School of Law, J.D., 1988

Born:  October 26, 1955, Mirebalais, Haiti

History:  Father, Levius Roberson, former Mayor & County Court Judge, Haiti; Grandfather, Louis Roberson, former State Representative, Haiti

Religious Affiliation:  Baptist

Recreational Interest:  outdoor and family activities, reading, swimming, tennis

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2002, reelected subsequently

Democratic Whip 2004-2006

Other Public Service

Public Defender, Boston, Massachusetts

Senior Assistant Attorney General, Fort Lauderdale

Affiliations

Florida Association for Women Lawyers

Florida Nurses Association 2001-present

Massachusetts Bar Association 1988-present

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 2001-present

The Florida Bar Association 1991-present

Highlights

African-American Achievers Award Recognition of Achievements and Ongoing Pursuit of Excellence

Association of Black Health-System Pharmacists Award

Business and Professional Women/USA, Outstanding Achievements Award

Caribbean Cultural Coalition Certificate of Achievement for exhibiting commitment, untiring effort, and leadership toward the betterment of our community

Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami, Inc.'s Recognition for strong leadership, dedication, commitment, and relentless efforts to improve the lives of the citizens of South Florida

Florida League of Nursing Outstanding Service Award

Minority Business Advocate for Broward County/Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) in Florida Award

South Miami Haitian Baptist Youth Award

The Caribbean American Democratic Club of Broward County Community Builder Award

The Florida Nurses Association, Legislator of the Year Award

The Haitian American Nurses Association of Florida, Outstanding Achievements Award

The Professional Group Home Outstanding Support Award

The Progressive Officers Club Outstanding Service Award

Women's Committee of One Hundred Trail Blazer Award

 
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