Legislator Profile

Florida Senator Bobby Powell (D)
Bobby Powell
District Address:
Suite 105
2715 North Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 650-6880

Capitol Address:
210 Senate Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
(850) 487-5024
political profile
  • Senate District:24
  • First Elected:2012
  • Terms Out:2026
  • Party:Democrat
  • Delegations:Palm Beach
  • District Information:District Map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the Florida Senate in 2016, reelected subsequently
    Florida House of Representatives, 2012-2016
  • Born:Sept. 7, 1981 in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Moved to Florida:
  • Religious Affiliation:Methodist; Member of Christian Temple A.M.E. Church, West Palm Beach
  • Education:Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, B.S., Journalism, 2003
    Florida State University, M.S., Urban and Regional Planning, 2006
  • Occupation:Planner and Project Manager, Urban Design Kilday Studios
  • Spouse:
  • Affiliations:American Institute of Certified Planners
    American Planning Association
    Leadership Palm Beach County Alumni Relations Board
    Urban League of PBC New Community Development Board, Member
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Coordinating Committee, Member and Business Manager
    Palm Beach County Caucus of Black Elected Officials, Associate Member
    Palm Beach County Chapter of FAMU Alumni Association, Member
    Salvation Army Northwest Community Center Advisory Board, Member
  • Highlights:Legislator of the Year, Florida Planning and Zoning Association, 2023
    Community Service Community Impact Award, Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2023
    40th Anniversary Distinguished Statesman Award AKA Sorority, Inc., Xi Pi Omega Chapter, 2023
    Florida Legislative Black Caucus, Eagle Award Recipient, 2022
    Community Leader of the Year, Operation HOPE, 2022
    Legislative Appreciation Award, Florida League of Cities, 2022, 2017
    President's Award, given by Florida A&M University President Dr. Larry Robinson, 2021
    PBC Frontline Hero, SHE Holdings, Sha's Community Initiatives, Inc., 2021
    Humanitarian, SHE Holdings, Sha's Community Initiatives, Inc., 2020
    Man of Excellence, Operation HOPE, 2020
    Leadership Excellence Award (Public Sector), Leadership Palm Beach County, 2018
    Community Leadership Award, In Honor of Black History Month, PBC Democratic Party, 2018
    Distinguished Public Service Award, American Planning Association, 2018
    Legislator of the Year, Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, 2017
    Riviera Beach Hometown Hero, City of Riviera Beach, 2017
    Trail Blazer Award, My Teacher My Hero, 2017
    Distinguished Alumni, Florida A&M University National Alumni Association, 2015
    Appreciation Award, Palm Beach County League of Cities, 2014
    Freshman Legislative Appreciation Award, Palm Beach County League of Cities, 2013
    Distinguished Alumni Award, Palm Beach County Chapter of the FAMU Alumni Association
    Call to Action Award, Democratic Black Caucus of Florida
    The Voice of Commercial Construction, Associated Builders and Contractors Inc.
    Friend of Industry Award, Trust & Wealth Management
    South Florida's Most Influential Black Business Leaders, Legacy Magazine, 2012
    Palm Beach County Planning Congress, Ethics Seminar, Keynote Presenter, 2012
    Founder's Award, Inner-City Youth Golfers' Association, 2011
  • Former Service:Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation, Chairman
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