City of Residence: Tampa
Occupation: Retired College Administrator
Spouse: James Reed
Education: National-Louis University, B.S.
Born: Pelham, GA
Moved to Florida: 1957
Religious Affiliation: Christian
Recreational Interest: exercising, reading, shopping, spending time with grandchildren
Elected to the Florida House of Representatives from 2006 until 2014.
Committees served while in office included the Economic Development Policy Committee, Education Committee, Healthcare Services Policy Committee, State Universities and Private College Appropriations Committee and Legislative Auditing Committee.
- HB 597- Homelessness: Revises, provides and deletes definitions; increases and revises membership on Council of Homelessness; removes members from obsolete organizations; creates Housing First program; provides components of program; provides that local continuum of care that adopt program be given funding priority; provides legislative findings and intent relating to young adults leaving foster care, etc.
- HB 755- Water Conservation: Revises requirements for automatic landscape irrigation systems; provides the requirement for certain residential construction; requires licensed contractors to inspect such systems for compliance with specified requirements and ensure compliance before completing other work.
- CS/HB 1269- Infant Mortality: Provides legislative intent relating to black infant health practice initiative; provides for administration of initiative; requires local community to develop team to serve as part of statewide practice collaborative; requires healthy start coalitions to conduct case reviews; requires certain public universities or colleges to provide technical assistance, assist in determining certain criteria, present findings and recommendations; requires DOH to distribute funding to coalitions; provides duties of coalitions; requires DOH to award grants & annually evaluate initiative; requires coalitions to submit reports to Governor, Legislature, & DOH; provides immunity from liability to participating coalitions; provides appropriation.
Other Public Service
Advocate for all schools to be air-conditioned
Advocate for common course numbering for private and public colleges
Hillsborough City-County Planning Board, past member
Hillsborough County Commission, Citizens Advisory Board, past member
Hillsborough County School Board, Advisory Committee, past member
Florida Child Abuse Council, past member
Florida State PTA, past board member
Hillsborough County Children’s board, past Secretary
Hillsborough County Council of PTSA, past member
Lucy Dell Civic, past President
NAACP Political Action, past Chairperson
North Tampa Chamber Association, past Associate Director
National Council of Negro Women, Inc., Tampa Metropolitan Section Special Recognition Award (2016)
Tampa City Councilman, Frank Reddick
Teamsters Local Union No. 79
Lucy Dell Civic Associations