Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss sponsors resolution co-designating SW 152nd Street as "Larcenia Bullard Way"
(MIAMI, FL) - Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss proudly sponsored a resolution in support of Senate Bill 820 which co-designates State Road 992/ SW 152 Street between U.S. 1 and SW 117 Ave. as “Larcenia Bullard Way.” Commissioner Moss further recognized the memory of Senator Larcenia Bullard and her contributions to this community by drafting an additional resolution which extends the co-designation from SW 117 Avenue to SW 137 Avenue.
Larcenia Bullard was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives District 118 in 1992. “She was extremely helpful after Hurricane Andrew along with Representative John Cosgrove and Senator Daryl Jones, bringing millions to help our community,” said Commissioner Moss. “This will be a great honor for her family and the community.”
Born in Allendale, South Carolina on July 21, 1947, Bullard taught first grade before running for the Florida House. She would be the first woman to be elected to the House of Representatives from South Dade. Bullard was re-elected without opposition in 1994, and in 1996, and served a final term in the House beginning in 1998. In 2002 Bullard was elected to the Florida State Senate from the 39th District, which included parts of Collier, Hendry, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach Counties. She held this office until 2012, when she was unable to seek re-election due to term limits. Her son, Dwight Bullard, was elected to replace her in 2012. Senator Larcenia Bullard passed away on March 16, 2013.
The Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners recognized the lasting contributions of Senator Bullard. Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa joined Commissioner Moss as a co-sponsor of this legislation along with Vice Chairwoman Lynda Bell, Commissioners Bruno A. Barreiro, Esteban L. Bovo, Jr., Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Audrey M. Edmonson, Sally A. Heyman, Barbara J. Jordan, and Sen. Javier D. Souto. “She will be missed because of her guidance and compassion,” said Chairwoman Sosa. “It is an honor to co-sponsor this legislation.” Senator Bullard served with a joy that inspired others and was known to be forthright and committed to her district. “No one could work a room like Larcenia Bullard,” said Commissioner Moss.