Legislator Profile

Former Florida Senator Bill Montford (D)
The information below was accurate during the legislator's active term.
Bill Montford
District Address:
Suite D
20 East Washington Street
Quincy, FL 32351
(850) 627-9100

Capitol Address:
410 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
(850) 487-5003
political profile
  • Senate District:3
  • First Elected:2010
  • Terms Out:2020
  • Party:Democrat
  • Delegations:Calhoun,Franklin,Gadsden,Gulf,Hamilton,Jefferson,Leon,Liberty,Madison,Taylor,Wakulla
  • District Information:Map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the Senate in 2010, reelected subsequently
    Minority (Democratic) Whip, 2010-2012
    Minority (Democratic) Leader Pro Tempore 2018-20
  • Born:August 22, 1947 in Marianna, Florida
  • Moved to Florida:
  • Religious Affiliation:Baptist
  • Education:Florida State University, B.S. 1969; M.S., 1971
    Chipola Junior College, A.A., 1967
  • Occupation:CEO, Florida Association of District School Superintendents
  • Spouse:Jane Gard Montford of Tallahassee, FL
  • Children:Bill Montford, Katherine Montford Peters
  • Grandchildren:Jake, Henry, Wyatt, Ellie Jane, Guy
  • Affiliations:United Way Campaign, Chair, 2006
    Florida Association of District School Superintendents, Association President, 2001-2002
    Florida High School Athletics Association, Board of Directors, 1997-2002
    Florida High School Athletics Association, President, 1998-1999
    100 Black Men of Tallahassee
    American Red Cross, Capital Area Chapter, Board of Directors
    Big Bend Job and Education Council
    Big Bend Hospice, Board of Directors
    Florida State University-College of Education Alumni Association, President
    Leon County Schools Foundation
    Property Casualty Reform Task Force
    Tallahassee/Leon County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Board of Directors
    Tallahassee Human Relations Council
    Whole Child Leon Leadership Council
  • Highlights:Florida Farm Bureau, Champion for Agriculture, 2013
    Small School District Consortium, Legislative Leadership
    FASA Education Recognition Award, 2013
    FBMC Stockholders Keynote Speaker's Award, 2013
    Leon County School Board named "William J. Montford, III Middle School", 2008
    Air Force Association, Presidents Citation, 2007
    John G. Riley Museum, Heritage Award, 2007
    Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce-Leadership Tallahassee, Distinguished leadership Award "Leader of the Year", 2006
    Kids Incorporated of the Big Bend, Budd Bell Award, 2006
    Florida Superintendent of the Year, 2002
    Bethel AME Church, Richard Allen Leadership Award
    Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the College of Education, Florida State University, Excellence in Leadership Award, 2007
    Florida State University-College of Education, Distinguished Alumni Award
    Florida State University-College of Education Scholarship Endowment
    Lincoln High School, William J. Montford Principal's Award
    Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation, Educational Leadership Award
  • Former Service:American Association of School Administrators, State Executive Association
    Challenger Learning Center, Board of Directors
    Commissioner of Education's Community Involvement Council
    Downtown Community Redevelopment Area, Oversight Committee
    Florida Education Investment Trust, Board of Trustees
    Florida Education Purchasing Consortium, Board of Trustees
    Florida Endowment Foundation for Florida's Graduates, Board of Directors
    Florida School Labor Relations Service Board
    Florida Society of Association Executives
    Florida TaxWatch Center for Educational Performance and Accountability
    Governor's Council on Physical Fitness
    Healthy Florida Foundation
    Judicial Management Council
    Leon County Community Board
    Legislative Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
    Mary Brogan Museum of Art & Science, Board of Directors
    Missing Children Information Clearinghouse, Advisory Board
    National Governors Association's Center for Best Practices Policy Academic Team
    Select Committee on Justice Teaching
    Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
    Tallahassee Sports Council
    Urban Superintendents Association of America
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