Monday, April 20, 2015

Session Live

Representative  Phillip J. Brutus

District 108

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Biographical Information

City of Residence:  North Miami

Occupation:  Attorney

Child(ren):  Malaika, Akeem, Karamie

Education:  University of Massachusetts, B.S., 1982; Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 1985

Born:  November 26, 1957, Port-au-Prince

Moved to Florida:  1985

Religious Affiliation:  Baptist

Recreational Interest:  reading, tennis, weight lifting

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2000, reelected subsequently

Other Public Service

Community Council, District 3, Miami


American Bar Association

American Immigration Lawyers Association

Association of American Criminal Defense Lawyers

Caribbean American Democratic Club

Florida Bar Association

Greater North Miami Chamber of Commerce

Haitian American Historical Society

Haitian American Women Democratic Club

Kiwanis Club of Miami Shores


South Florida Cultural Coalition


American Cancer Society, Legislative Award 2002

Broward County, Community Action Award 2002

Edison Park Elementary, Recognition 2002

Gratigny Elementary, Distinguished Community Leader Recognition 2002

Haitian American Alliance Youth Foundation, Leadership Award 2002

Haitian Lawyers Association, Leadership Award 2002

All Aboard Program, Recognition 2001

Caribbean American Democratic Club, Community Builders Award 2001

Florida League of Conservation Voters, Leadership Silver Star Award 2001

Haitian American Association Against Cancer, Leadership Award 2001

Miami-Dade County Days, Diversity Award 2001

National Coalition of Haitian Rights Award 2001

The Trust for Public Land, Legislative Leadership Award 2001

Train of Gospel Music Award 2001

NAACP, Freedom Award 1992

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