About Commissioner Keon Hardemon
After graduating from Miami Northwestern, Commissioner Hardemon enrolled at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). At FAMU, he was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated and served the FAMU student body in a myriad of appointed and elected positions. However, he was most notably known as the Student Government Association’s Senate President. Mr. Hardemon graduated from FAMU with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and a Masters in Business Administration.
Upon graduating, he returned home to Miami-Dade County to work for Pfizer, a Fortune 500 firm, but later resigned to enroll in law school at the University Of Miami School Of Law (UM). Amongst other activities at UM, he was the Black Law Students Association Vice-President, the Parliamentarian for the Student Bar Association, a member of the Center for Ethics and Public Service, and was the first student to successfully argue a motion before a Circuit Court Judge that helped save the life of a man that was facing the death penalty.
After serving as a City of Miami Commissioner, Hardemon was elected in 2020 as County Commissioner for District 3.
Commissioner Hardemon is a member of the Florida Bar Association, the American Bar Association, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Wilkie D. Ferguson Bar Association, FAMU Alumni Association, and the UM Alumni Association. He was most recently an Assistant Public Defender at the Law Offices of the Public Defender Carlos Martinez where he represented hundreds of clients from the Miami-Dade County Community.